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VOL. XXXIX. No. 1. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1915. 



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GRAFTING AGENT EXPELLED 

BY UNITED BOOKING OFFICES 



Summary Action Taken by Big Agency 9 * Officials, Following 

InTettigation of Act's Complaint It Had Been Imposed 

Upon. U. B. O. Invites Any Vaudeville Artist 

Mulcted in Similar Manner to File 

Complaint. 



A vaudeyillc agent doing business 

through the t United Booking Offices 

was summarily deprived last Friday of 

all privileges in connection with the 

agency and warned to remain away 

after an investigation of a complaint 

against the agent, made by an act, had 
convinced the U. B. O. officials the 
agent had not conducted his business 
transactions with the act in a legiti- 
mate manner. 

In the theatrical vernacular, the 
charge against the agent would be 
termed "grafting on an act." The act's 
complaint was that upon applying to 
the agent to .secure engagements 
through the United Booking Offices 
(which is the clearing house for a large 
number of vaudeville theatres), the act 
was given the impression it would be 
necessary for the agent "to see some- 
one inside the office" before that could 
be done. The plain inference was that 
the agent would have to give some 
money to someone connected with the 
United Booking Offices before the de- 
sired booking could be secured. 

It was agreed between the artists and 
the agent that $75 would be sufficient. 
This amount was turned over to the 
agent by the act, which thereafter 
played a few desultory weeks on U. B. 
O. time in houses and at a salary that 
did not indicate any undue influence by 
:he agent: 

Upon the act making a complaint 
to the U. B. O. against the agent, the 
parties involved were called before one 
of the officials of the agency, when the 
particulars were threshed out and the 
official immediately gave the agent his 
decision. The agent, in his defense, 
said the $75 had been for properties in 
connection with the turn but offered 



nothing in proof beyond his bare state- 
ment, which the act denied. 

An official of the U. B. O., in com- 
menting upon the case this week, said: 
"This may be but one of a number of 
cases where the name of the booking 
agency has been used to obtain money 
from acts seeking engagements or 
routes through this office. We have 
no means of uncovering this petty kind 
of business unless we are informed 
of it. 

"We invite any artist approached for 
money by an act's manager, representa- 
tive or agent, using the name of the 
United Booking Offices or any of its 
staff, by inference or otherwise, to ob- 
tain it, other than the amount they are 
legitimately entitled to, toJile a com- 
plaint with us and we will give it the 
most rigid investigation. 

"One or two instances in the past 
where we had to make dismissals from 
'the floor' of men caught wrongly trans- 
acting business did not receive the pub 
licity they should have had at the time. 
We want all vaudeville people to know 
that the United Booking Offices will 
not countenance this method of prac- 
tice in bookings, but we can do noth- 
ing unless victims will let us know 
when it occurs. 

"There is nothing required in this of- 
fice to obtain booking excepting merit. 
There is an over-supply of material and 
has been since the war started. Al- 
though we furnish a large number of 
theatres, there is a limit to the acts 
we can give engagements to in season, 
and there may be some desirable ones 
at times who must await their turn. It 
may be this condition that makes it 
more easy for the artist's representa- 
tive to mislead him into believing 
(Continued on Page 5.) 



WAYBURN ENGAGEMENTS. 

Engagements are slowly being com- 
pleted by Ned Wayburn for his "Town 
Topics" revue that will open in New 
York Aug. 2. So far Mr. Wayburn has 
placed under contract Blossom Seeley, 
Trixie Friganza, Adelaide and Hughes 
and Flanagan and Edwards. 

Mr. Wayburn is reported about to 
close the lease on favorable terms of 
a large theatre located close to Broad- 
way, where the bigness of the place will 
permit the presentation of varied 
entertainments throughout the build- 
ing. A company capitalized at $200,- 
000 is being formed to operate, with 
Mr. Wayburn managing director. 



STELLA MAYHEW AT GARDEN. 

The next Winter Garden show, 
which will see the light during Sep- 
tember, probably, will have Stella 
Mayhew as its feminine star, it is said. 

Miss Mayhew, with her husband, 
Billie Taylor (who will also be in the 
production) lately returned to New 
York from a long tour with "High 
Jinks." The Shuberts are reported to 
have contracted with her last week for 
the Garden engagement. 



TABS OFF PROCTOR TIME. 

This will be the last week for tabloid 
production on the Proctor Circuit. 

Proctor's, Portchester, N. Y., has 
the only Proctor house evincing any 
particular fondness for the tabs, and 
Portchester isn't strong enough for 
them to remain longer. Tabs were tried 
in several of the Proctor houses out- 
side New York. 

Harry Brunclk. the general booking 
manager for the Proctor houses, has 
been ill, and is taking a vacation of 
three or four weeks to recover, it was 
stated at the Proctor offices this week. 



CHICAGO'S TWO BEST. 

Chicago, June 2. 

The Shubcrt-Klaw & Erlangcr "pool" 
of their legitimate theatres here show 
that the Garrick and Powers', in that 
order, were the biggest draws of the 
combination during the season. 

The Olympic at a dollar scale has 
done very pood business, helped mostly 
the past season by "Potash & Perl- 
mutter." 



DEALING WITH ASS'N. 

Chicago, June 2. 

John W. Considine and Mort Singer 
(of the Western Vaudeville Managers' 
Association) have had a number of 
conferences in the latter's offices dur- 
ing the last week. It is reported some 
booking arrangement will result. The 
"Association" could comfortably han- 
dle the supply for the Considine string, 
rearranging their holdings in order to 
prevent any possibilities of confliction. 

Neither Considine nor Singer would 
give any information as to their plans, 
but the general opinion seems to point 
toward a deal in the near future. 



DILLINGHAM'S NEXT. 

Charles Dillingham has decided, it is 
said, to make his next new production 
about Nov. 1, in New York. It will 
be a musical comedy, with score by 
Irving Berlin, who turned out "Watch 
Your Step" for the same manager. 

This week Mr. Dillingham engaged 
Doyle and Dixon, a dancing team, for 
the new show. 

MARGUERITE CLARK'S OFFER. 

Several film firms are after Marguer- 
ite Clark who has been appearing in 
Famous Players pictures and one offer 
this week was of such proportions Miss. 
Clark is said to be thinking hard. 

Since taking up picture work \\$v suc- 
cess has been phenomenal* a-rtd srj* has 
climbed to the tojj, rung of, picture 'fame 
in a short ftknoi ^lis* Clark -also has 
an offer for legitimate. Vfcork iiie^t fall, 
but if she signs 'a* io tig- term roftt.'act 
for pictures will devote alf .her. /time 
to the latter. * ; .'. -. 



WOOD'S SHOW AT COHAN'S. 

The A. H. Wood's show, "See My 
Doctor," opening at Atlantic City this 
week, will probably be first seen in 
New York at the Cohan theatre, about 
Aug. 15. 

T. Roy Barnes is the principal player 
of the cast. He, with the piece, are 
reported to have made a tremendous 
score at the seaside. 



Ina Chire in "The Follies." 

Ina ( laire was added to the cast of 
Zicgfeld's "Follirs" this week, after 
the press department had sent out a 

list of the show's roster. 



CABLES 



LONDON'S BOX OFFICES 

FEELING EFFECTS OF WAR 



Theatrical Business Suffering Sharp Decline in English 
Metropolis. Twenty Plays Closed in May. Two Lead- 
ing Halls Doing Much Less Than Capacity. 
Alfred Butt Ending Palace Show. 



London, Jui:e 2. 
Local theatrical conditions are be- 
ginning to show the effect" of the war 
on the box offices, 20 plays having fin- 
ished West End runs during May, with 

small chances of any early improve- 
ment in conditions. It is quite likely 
that several others will close shortly. 

No legitimate show is doing big busi- 
ness at all over here at the present 
time. "Peg O' My Heart" did $5,750 
last week, and "On Trial," which start- 
ed of! like a record-breaker, gathering 
the unanimous support of the local 
press, never connected at all. Probably 
the best business among the local legit 
plays is being done by "Quinneyt" at 
the Haymarket. 

In the music halls, the Empire and 
Hippodrome are leading, with big re- 
ceipts, but are not playing anywhere 
near capacity nor do they seem to be 
threatened with any immediate rush of 
business — this despite the fact that both 
houses hold big hits. The Alhambra, 
opening Thursday with Gaby in the 
cast, will undoubtedly lift the receipts 
there to some extent. 

Alfred Butt has agreed to release 
Elsie Janis, at her request, June 19, 
despite a contract calling for the run 
of the piece. This is because of the 
Palace show failing to draw and is an- 
other convincing sign of the decline 
in local conditions. That decline re- 
ceived its greatest impetus with the 
Lusitania disaster. 



THE WAR AT HOME. 

Doc Steiner brought the European 
war to Broadway last week, immedi- 
ately after Italy had declared herself 
against the German association of war- 
ring nations. 

The Doctor selected Sully, the Bar- 
bel*,; f 6/ o Jiis enemy-mark. Acting as 
stnlry with a d*ad-line in front of the 
Palace theatre building, Doc notified 
all prospective appljc^n^ for a Sully 
shave that Ger^afiy .wduPd be offended 
if tfWv' gjpt duded "jap in an Italian's 
shop.' -V 

Sully's busirtedte dropped off that day. 
Mr. Sullivan could hear the Palace 
building elevators running on schedule, 
but they never stopped at the third 
floor. Sully investigated. One of his 
best customers, then two hours over- 
due for a hair-cut, was still missing. 
Sully found him in another barbery, 
with a pair of scissors manipulated by 
a German reducing the hairy growth 
on the top of his head. Seeing a 
friendly policeman Sully implored him 
to enter the shop and ask the steady 
cus why he had forsaken Sully's. Then 
Mr. Sullivan found out about Doc 
Stcincr's embargo. 

Rushing back to his tonsorial em- 



porium, Sully ground a new razor's 
edge down to its finest point, picked up 
a tooth brush and started on the trail 
for Doc. Sully admitted he was going 
to have a tough time interviewing the 
Doctor. Sully's route was from Pabst's 
on 5Vth street, to the Ehrich House on 
38th street, then the Hof-Brau on 30th 
street, and Luchow's on 14th street. 
Asked what he n anted to do with the 
tooth brush, Sully said he intended 
holding Doc up with the razor and 
torturing him through a threat of 
making him use the brush, until Doc 
agreed to withdraw his blacklist on the 
shop. 

Sully claims he's neutral and in 
proof offers as evidence that he has ac- 
cepted American money from a Ger- 
man for an Italian shave. 



WELL. WRITTEN, ONLY. 

London, June 2. 

"The Laughter of Fools" opened at 

the Prince of Wales' May 29. While 

the story is well written, the piece does 
not carry the essential elements to 
make it a success. 



GABY BOOKING AHEAD. 

London, June 2. 
Gaby Deslys has signed to play a 
legitimate role at Shaftsbury next 
October, this in ic.dition to her Alham- 
bra engagement of eight weeks and 
six-week tour over the Moss time. 



Grand Guignol Co. Moving. 

London, June 2. 
The Grand Guignol Co., coming in- 
tact from Paris, will open at the 
Coronet theatre, London, June 14. 



SAILINGS. 

San Francisco, June 2. 
June 8 (for Australia) Balancing 
Stevens, Montambo and Wells, Her- 
bert Brooks, Alsace and Lorraine, Kip 
and Kippy (Sonoma). 

Arriving at San Francisco May 26, 
from Australia, were Brinkman and 
Steele Sisters, William Harrigan, 
Jimmy Coffee, "Young" Abe Attell. 



JACK JOHNSON WHINING. 

London, June 2. 

Jack Johnson, here with the Havana 
fight films, showing Willard relieving 
him of his title, is about town en- 
deavoring to create the impression the 
scrap was a framed affair and that he 
"laid down" to the Kansas cowboy. 
The big smoke is not meeting with 
much success, for the pictures, plainly 
showing the agony and pain that ac- 
companied the knockout, belie any 
such idea. 

One American newspaper corre- 
spondent, however, has taken sufficient 
stock in Johnson's endeavors to try 
and get the ex-champ to stand for an 
exclusive story to that effect. 



NEW PINERO PLAY. 

London, June 2. 
Sir George Alexander will produce 
a new Pinero play at the St. James, 
Sept. 1. 



HAWTREY'S NEXT SKETCH. 

London, June 2. 

Charles Hawtrey has been engaged 
to appear at the Coliseum July 5, when 
he will present a new sketch, entitled 
"The Haunted Husband." It is by 
May Pemberton. 



SKETCH GETS OVER 

London, June 2. 
At the Coliseum, a sketch, entitled 
"The Call," went over big this week. 



Deputized for Vesta Tilley. 

London, June 2. 
While Vesta Tilley was out of the 
Coliseum, London, bill through a 
sprained ankle, Alfred Lester deputized 
for her. He is also appearing in "The 
Arcadians." 




IN PARIS. 

Paris, May 20. 
The estate of the late Harry Fragson 
will go to the State, in England, no 
heirs having been traced. Fragson, 
whose correct name was Philip Leon 
Victor Pott, was killed by his father 
in Paris, Dec. 30, 1913. He died inte- 
state and the value of his estate in Eng- 
land, $5,400, reverts to the British 
Crown. The French Government will 
inherit the bulk of Fragson's fortune. 

Mme. Rasimi has won her case 
against her landlord, Habrekorn. She 
contended that rent for the Ba-Ta- 
Clan music hall was not due during 
the time the house was closed, on ac- 
count of the war, and that there should 
be a reduction while open. In the same 
way Baretta has obtained judgment 
against Oiler for the rent claimed at 
the Olympia. He has a temporary 
lease on percentage and Oiler claimed 
on the gross receipts. Baretta con- 
tended the percentage should not in- 
clude the amount of the French gov- 
ernment poor tax which he has to pay, 
and in this the court concurred. 

A revue is being produced at the 
Olympia, to supplant vaudeville. New 
acts are unobtainable in Paris at pres- 
ent. However, the Folies Bergere is 
now presenting a variety program, un- 
der the management of Maurice de 
Marsan. 

The al fresco Ambassadeurs is opea 
with pictures. The Theatre Rejane 
will revive a cinema show, giving war 
views. The Casino de Paris is a pic- 
ture house again. Pictures seem to 
constitute the only profitable form of 
entertainment in Paris at present. 

The revue at the Marigny is going 
nicely, although there are no crowds to 
see it. Norman French, Paul Ardot, 
Nelly Palmer and Nina Myral form a 
fine quartet. 



The Alhambra closes May 25 for the 
season, until Sept. 1. 



Max Morel, manager of the Grand 
Guignol, is arranging ta take over the 
Theatre des Varietes. 

Antoine, formerly of the Odeon, 
may be found in charge of the Gaite 
theatre next season. 

EPIC DRAMA TOO STRONG. 

London, June 2. 
"Armageddon," the first epic drama 
dealing with the current war in 
Europe, was shown at the New the- 
atre this week. It seems a bit too 
strong for the "highbrow" angle to 
make a successful bid for popular 
appeal. 



Uecaust* "t the trcm«.n<l<>us success register** 
act was held over for a two-month engagement. 
The only Japanese singing and dancing act in 



1 lie only Japanese singing 
Direction, II. B. Marinclli. 



1 by SUMIKO at the Winter Garten, Berlin, the 

America. 



FROHMAN'S ENGLISH MEMORIAL. 

London, June 2. 
Haddon Chambers, Edna May, Paul- 
ine Chase and Sir J. M. Barrie, have 
formed as a committee to take charge 
of the erection of a drinking fountain 
at Marlow, Buckinghamshire, as a 
memorial to Charles Frohman. 



Iff yeu don't advertise la VARIETY, 
don't advertiee. 



VAUDEVILLE 



CONEY ISLAND BY THE SEA 
WONDERS WHAT'S GOING TO BE 



Rain-Jams, Chill-Jams and Jams-Jams Oyer Decoration Day. 

New Excepting a Typewriter. Only One 
"Barker" Left and He's Been at "The Island" for 
27 Years. Waiting for July 4 and Rent. 



Coney's official 1915 getaway proved 

a sort of tail-of-the-kite affair. The 

parks, Surf avenue and Bowery shows, 

dance halls, movies-with-the-beer re- 
sorts and cabarets were all framed for 
a three-day clean-up Saturday, Sunday 
and Monday. But the weather man's 
rain jam Saturday and chill jam Sun- 
day gave the concessionaires and own- 
ers jim jams that the fine weather and 
fair crowds of Memorial Day itself 
only partly relieved. 

"Butch" Ehrman, the West Second 
street Jay Gould, was the only dyed- 
in-the-wool Islander to make a killing, 
with umbrellas at four bits Saturday 
and earlaps at two jits Sunday. 

Save for two new dime illusion shows 
in Luna, "Niagara" and "Edge of the 
World," both from vaudeville, there's 
literally nothing new at the shore. 

Coney's Brighton section that cer- 
tain investors periodically said would 
be the Atlantic City of the future is 
still about a thousand years from re- 
alization of the prophecy. 

Luna is all dolled up again in new 
paint. Steeplechase is virtually un- 
changed saVe for a new typewriter 
that emits picturesque numeral efflu- 
via recording novelties and extensions 
that are only visible in mimeography. 

There's a whale with cedar ribs on 
Surf avenue this season. It has a 
tarpaulin tail and incandescent eyes 
and poses gracefully on a painted float. 
It was once a real spouter. 

The cabarets are in the dumps. The 
Manhattan and Brooklyn resorts of 
like character, running all winter, have 
jaded the crowd that last year bought 
their vaudeville with a beer. Feltman's 
nine years behind the crowd in offer- 
ing pictures, now announces the open- 
ing of a dance hall when the tango 
at present is locally slightly taboo. 

Dick Martin, the raucous ballyhoo 
for Thompson's screamery railway, 27 
years a barker at Coney, is now the 
only old timer left of the Island's 
hypnotic brigade. 

King Karlo, ten days back from the 
twin fliv fairs at 'Frisco and San 
Diego, is special announcer at the 
Reynolds' Dreamland freak show. 
"Sylph" Smith, weight 315, is selling 
at the "Butterfly" Surf avenue freak 
vaudeville shop next door. 

There's an Oriental Midway in Luna 
at three jits for the gate and a Streets 
of Cairo on Surf avenue at two. You 
can get a better hootch for a nickel 
on State street, Chi., than in either. 
Zaza is the name of the Sultan's par- 
ticular favorite among the undulating 
agitators in the Luna line-up, but you 
get more action from a nickel mould 
of set cornstarch at Child's. 

Nothing new on the Bowery. Some 



blares, glares and malodorous airs. 
Most of the Surf avenue eat shops have 
cut their prices. "The other kind of 
eaters don't come to the Island no 
more!" is the way one of the price 
cutters explained his change. 

There were 150 dispossess proceed- 
ings last season before July 4, the nut- 
lift date. Unless a miracle happens, 
the elastic numbers of the Tilyou type- 
writer will be stretched to the bustin' 
point to record this year's list of "I 
want me rint" writs. 

Chronic kickers against more than 
two-a-day in vaude. will find hearten- 
ing stimulus in the cheery air of the 
crowd of lilliput performers this year 
in Luna, who run a wide gamut of 
variety cleverness in a long program 
and give 15 and 20 per day smilingly. 



RATS 9 SCAMPER POSTPONED. 

The big all-star scamper of the 
White Rats organization, scheduled to 
open next week at the Auditorium, 
Chicago, and continue for a 17-day run 
to the Pacific coast, has been tempor- 
arily postponed and the various mem- 
bers and non-members who consented 
to participate in the affair have been 
notified to accept engagements that 
would have otherwise conflicted with 
the route of the proposed scamper. 

The principal cause of the sudden 
postponement was the short time 
allotted for the tour, many of the towns 
where arrangements had been original- 
ly made for a one-night visit having 
made insistent application for a longer 
booking while other towns not includ- 
ed in the original itinerary "demanded" 
recognition on general principles. 

In order to accommodate everyone 
as far as possible, the arrangement 
committee called a hurried meeting 
where it was decided to** temporarily 
call the event off until such time as a 
consistent route could be laid out. Jake 
Rosenthal, who had made all prepara- 
tions for the advance work, was im- 
mediately notified and the pending 
dates cancelled. 

The committee in charge is now 
working on a new schedule that will 
permit a three-day stand in some 
towns, a week stay in others while the 
smaller towns in between will be 
booked for one-night stops. Those 
principals who have accepted engage- 
ments in the meantime will be replaced 
by others and the opening date and 
town announced within a few weeks. 



CO-STARRINO. 

London, June 2. 
Lewis Waller and Gerald DuMaurier 
will commence a co-starring engage- 
ment when opening at Wyndham's in 
"Gamblers All." 



LOEWS BEAUTY CONTEST. 

The Loew Circuit had a "Beauty Con- 
test" in its Ave. B theatre Monday 
night. From accounts it was wholly a 
success, financially and otherwise. Po- 
lice reserves from two precincts were 
called out by 7 o'clock, and the the- 
atre doors closed at 7.30, with an 

over-capacity attendance. 

The contestants were all neighbor- 
hood girls, 31 of them, with but two 
blondes. Each of the blondes finished 
in the money, taking second and third 
of the three prizes, a brunette winning 
the capital prize, a solid gold wrist 
watch that would be worth $40 if on 
the level. The winner's relatives wore 
out four sets of teeth biting the prize 
before they decided it was genuine. 
All the prizes were solid gold. They 
were made solid so the X-ray could not 
expose them. 

Just faces were judged. These the 
entries poked through holes in a cur- 
tain, five at a time, for the judges and 
the audience to look at. Three judges, 
also from the locality, sat around the 
stage, wearing masks and colored 
glasses. The faces of the girls came 
and went through the curtain, with the 
crowd in front wildly cheering. The 
Belle of East 5th Street did not enter. 
It was said her parents thought she in- 
tended going on the stage, and told her 
to hold out for a picture engagement. 
(Some parents believe picture acting 
is more healthful than stage work, as 
the picture people are outdoors more). 

The judges inaugurated an elimina- 
tion process, to faithfully select the 
handsomest face. Out of each five 
one face was reserved for a repeat, 
and these were reduced down to the 
final three, who were labeled first, sec- 
ond and third. There may be a re- 
turn match at the same house shortly, 
as two other blondes in the district 
claim they were not aware the contest 
was to be held. " 

The Loew Circuit may hold a Beauty 
Contest at several of its New York 
houses, with a grand finish, also a 
grand prize (probably a solid dia- 
mond), at the Madison Square Gar- 
den the first day it isn't busy. 

Points figured for winners of beauty 
contests are: Smile, 4 points; com- 
plexion, 3 points; mouth, 3 points; nose, 
2% points; eyes, 2 points; hair (straight 
down), 1H points, (curly) 2*4 points; 
looks, 1 point. 

N. T. Grantland, of the Loew press 
department, is reported to be the 
doper-out of the beauty contest. He 
did not enter it himself, nor did he 
know anyone in it, so he says; still, a 
brunette won. 



ALL PICTURES AT PROCTOR'S. 

Two of the Proctor houses will adopt 
a picture policy next week, replacing 
the present pop vaudeville shows. The 
23d Street and the 125th Street houses 
are the ones. 

Josh Daly, manager at 23d Street, 
will leave there after Sunday. 



AGENT EXPELLED. 

(Continued from Pas* 8.) 
something else beside merit is needed, 

or he may conjure up other excuses to 

obtain money from the artist other 

than what he is entitled to, but the 

artist, if he does give money to his 

agent to aid bookings with this office, 

is throwing his money away, and we 

do not want him to do that. 

"It is our desire to protect the ar- 
tist with whom we do business as far 
as it is within our power. It is in 
our power to stop this extortion, and 
that is up to the actor; he must tell 
us; the agent will not. 

"I hardly think, though, that this 
happens very often or that many, if 
any, others would attempt it. How- 
ever, publicity can do no harm and I 
hope all vaudeville will have their at- 
tention drawn to this." 



HUNTSVILLE PRISON SHOW. 

Huntsville, Tex., June 2. 
The convicts of Huntsville prison are 
arranging to give their annual Prison 
Show, and have sent out the following 
circular, as an appeal, concerning it: 

This Is the moat unusual letter you've ever 
had. 

It cornea from a hunch of convicts I And 
It la not a sympathy alobber, nor a "pity us" 
plea. It la an out-and-out appeal to your 
nohle aelf, combined with Juat a wee hit of 
the aplrlt that "one touch of nature makea 
the whole world kin." 

Llatent Every year, here at the freat 
Huntsville Prison, the boya get together and 

Kut on a crackerjack Fourth of July Show, 
oth for Inmatea and outaldera. Nor la thla 
merely for time passing;, but a vital need for 
the men : thua putting It up to us, "we aoclal 
outcasts.' 1 to make good Society's deficiency. 
We've simply got to raise the money, ao that 
we may read good hooka, good magailnea, good 
papers — we simply have to help ourselves to 
our better things. Will you help tooT 

Of course, we collect some little coin at 
the gate — but our best and most deserving 
support comes from the unique progrsm that 
we Issue for this show. And right here Is 
where we hope to declare you In on our 
souvenir program — lc you will. Hundreda of 
tbese solenoid, preservable programs are dis- 
tributed here, and thousands are mailed to 
bualness houses, publlo Institutions and Indi- 
viduals all over the country. 

To all who contribute — we are proud to de- 
vote an entire compliments ry nor Hon f > 
souvenir program, homing that you will re- 
spond to this worthy cause with a dollar — 
more if you like or can. 

"Train our mlnda. Five tlmea as rainv 

frtaonera come from the Illiterate claaaes as 
rom the literate. Doesn't It stand to reason 
then, that the more real education you give 
your prisoners, the less chance there la for 
their becoming again a burden and charge on 
aoclety?" 

Is It not evident that every bit of assist- 
ance we get makes us more able to cope with 
the struggle when the gates open again to us? 
We have to be Improved If we may again Join 
the social structure — but we can't do It with- 
out tools. Will you help ua to keep up our 
library? 

We cannot stand still! We must go for- 
ward ! Let ua give you complimentary apace 
In our truly De-Luxe Prison Souvenir Pro- 
gram, fit for any deak or houaebold. 

Thanking you. we are, appeallngly yours, etc. 



TWO TEAMS REUNITE. 

Joseph Herbert, Jr., ar.d Lilh'an Gold- 
smith have reunited- for vaudeville for 
the summer and. will. open at; Morrjson's 
Rockaway tomoircw playing the house 
for two days. Then they -wil! take the 
regular route for th* *ct. 

Tempest and Sunshine are another 
team that will come together soon. 



PAIR BURLESQUE SCENE. 

London, June 2. 
The "On Trial" burlesque scene, 
placed in the Alhambra revue, last 
week, does fairly. 



GBRRARD-AYER TURN. 

London, June 2. 
Teddie Gerrard and Nat Ayer are 
arranging to appear as a two-act in the 
halls. 



Two "Pegs" in the Province*. 

London, June 2. 
Next fall two "Peg O' My Heart" 
companies will be equipped here to 
tour the provinces. 



VAUDEVILLE 



CABARETS 



Castles in the Air, over the 44th 
Street theatre, has a revue. It must 
be rented by the month, since it opened 
Tuesday night, June 1. More appro- 
priate bad the opening been en Memo- 
rial Day. Just when e\erybody with a 
revue in a restaurant is wondering who 
started it, the Castles in the Air got 

the bug. But the Castles weren't ihcre, 
so they must have seen a rehearsal. 
There's very little to this latest res- 
taurant show that charge? a dollar ad- 
mission, excepting Molly- King. That's 
because Miss King does everything 
that is her own. She doesn't need an 
author. It's quite some advantage, as 
you will see if you pay a dollar to go 
up in the air. There were others on 
the dance floor trying to give a show 
and at the tables around the dance 
floor, but those on the floor trying to 
give a show remained on the roof long- 
er than those seated at the tables. The 
reason for this was those on the floor 
giving a show. May be complicated, 
but it will only cost a dollar to get the 
key. The Castles in the Air revue is 
called "A Midnight Fantasy" and billed 
to start at 11 p. m., which is as wrong 
as it was not to have started it at 11, 
and more wrong to have started it at 
all. The thing isn't laid out right 
somehow, and a peculiar part of these 
menu melanges is that they never do 
seem to be laid out right. Besides 
Miss King there is Harry Delf, who 
put on the numbers that Harry Carroll 
and Ballard MacDonald wrote; and 
Mr. Delf did some of his work with 
Miss King. They would have an ex- 
cellent vaudeville act — in vaudeville. 
One of the .first Don'ts of the cabaret 
floor is "Don't Talk." Mr. Delf did, 
not too much, but enough. Then 
there was pretty Clara Inge, of per- 
sonality on the stage, who had to start 
the two acts off each time. This she 
did by singing. Olga Cook is a blonde 
also, and she sings. Edward Miller 
sings. His first song was about Ken- 
tucky, a state that is growing lyrically 
famous of late. Rodriquez, the Span- 
ish dancer, appears to be slowly play- 
ing ?.|! • the- midnight shows in New 
York. ' Sh<'s* there, ,-tqo, both on the 
roof and • w.hen c^jtanet^ag. An ec- 
centric d£»V er . niuyed ovefr /rom Rec- 
tor's. He was *a m?/re and the people 
kept on rating. Resides were Bonnie 
Glass and Rudolph', dancing as ever; 
so by this time the Castles revue looked 
like a composite of all the others. A 
long intermission was mostly used for 
the purpose of the public paying their 
drink checks. One party left in such 
a hurry their wine bottle still contained 
wine. This surprised the waiter, who, 
after looking the bottle over from all 
sides, tipped it upside down to verify 
the truth. He should have been doing 
a turn on the floor, that waiter, but he 
admitted he had become confused 
through having aU his tables taken at 
one time. Cake-walks seem to be the 
main strength of the 11 p. m. -Midnight 



Fantasy. They came in a hurry in the 
second part, as though it were a Cake- 
walk Contest. When Molly King and 
her pretty self, with gowns almost as 
pretty, was in sight, the show was 
worth the watching, but when Miss 
King yasn't on the floor no one could 
be blamed for going up in the air after 
paying a dollar. The chorus was large, 
physically, and almost numerically. 
There must have been a dozen girls. 
The show maybe costs $1,500 weekly. 
They are paying salaries for this revue, 
which isn't over four months late. 



Well, they went and done it. Done 
it good, too. Now the reformers, agi- 
tators, young girl savers and foolish 
wives' protectors are in unison to put 
the . dancing cabarets out of business. 
So far they have the aid of the munici- 
pal authorities, principally the police, 
and the newspapers. Between all of 
these the cabarets should have a pleas- 
ant little summer. The Eugenia Kelly 
case was the starter, and the cabarets 
are fortunate enough that it was only 
the Kelly case. That wasn't so bad in 
itself, and compared to some of the 
things the cabarets have been respons- 
ible for, it was nothing at all. Pro- 
prietors of Broadway dancing places 
have but themselves to blame. They 
knew the certain classes frequenting 
their resorts that had no business 
there meaning good to any but them- 
selves, and the proprietors should have 
barred them out. When a cabaret 
manager will stand for a bunch of girls 
and boys to whom 46th street would be 
a "swell hangout," the cabarets got 
nothing beyond what was to have been 
looked forward to. The crowd around 
Miss Kelly was high grade in its class 
alongside some of the other gangs the 
cabarets have stood for. It has been 
often mentioned in the Cabaret De- 
partment of VxRiETr that many unde- 
sirables were allowed to freely mix in 
the Broadway places. Variety's Anni- 
versary Number published a cabaret 




JAMBS KYRLB MacCURDY 

Supporii'ii ny Mrs. J anus Kyrle MacCurdy and 
Sylvia Starr, is presenting his own play, "TUT 
ON YOUR OLD GRAY BONNET" at the Fulton 
Theatre, Brooklyn, this week (May 31). 



• 

article that said sooner or later some- 
thing would happen. If the Kelly case 
only serves to clean or close up the 
"dansants" (afternoons) it will have 
accomplished more than the very 
worthy purpose Mrs. Kelly, the 
mother, sought, in, her drastic measure 
against her daughter. And the danc- 
ing cabaret business was bad enough 
before the Kelly affair happened. Be- 
sides which they are now attempting 
to make the restaurants playing revues 
pay the theatrical license, $500 yearly. 
But still it mustn't be forgotten that 
the dance thing has lasted over two 
years. 

Lillian Bradley, she of the voice and 
the blonde locks, who has become 
most famous through being able to 
put over a "musicale" at the Hotel 
Plaza (charging admission), is now 
beseeching recognition as the first fe- 
male beer agent in the world. To 
properly complete her function as a 
promoter of the foamy, Lillian must 
drink the beer now and then or more 
often. This habit of drinking beer, af- 
ter doing the cabarets for months in 
the company of wine buyers (some- 
times) is threatening the lines of the 
golden beauty's sylph-like figure. (No, 
Lillie did not write this notice her- 
self.) She is very active as a beer ex- 
ploiter, and still does the cabarets, 
"buying" herself, just like a wine 
agent, only you have to order beer 
once in a while, of course, to let Lillie 
believe she is earning her salary (re- 
ported very large, much more than a 
single singer would receive in these 
days of depression). Besides asking 
credit as the first, etc., Lillie wants it 
made known here that the name of the 
beer she thinks she likes is Moerlbach. 

Healy's at Long Beach opened last 
Friday night. Fair crowd of New 
Yorkers, with a few who still live on 
Long Island, careened down there in 
cars to be in on the event. If Long 
Beach ever expects to become inviting 
to New Yorkers, it wouldn't be a bad 
idea to fill up some of the valleys in 
the road on the way there, unless the 
resort is working for the restaurants 
to heighten an appetite throrgh the 
jouncing. The Healy's, Long Beach, 
revue will go on in a couple of weeks, 
when the weather steadies down, but 
the opening was very enjoyable, with 
many notables present, including Ber- 
nard Granville and his bride, nee Elea- 
nor Christie. The Trouville, at Long 
Beach, is doing the biggest business 
just now, Castles-by-the-Sea is second, 
Healy's, third, and the Nassau among 
the also-rans. 

The action by the authorities against 
the cabarets for playing a theatrical 
production under the guise of a "re- 
vue" at the concert hall license fee 
may result in several of the restaurants 
stripping their shows down to a 
straight cabaret bill, as formerly. The 
official action will likely be welcomed 
by a number also, who will readily ac- 
cept the excuse to dispense with the 
"revue" in favor of the old style pro- 
gram. 

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle will be 
sponsors for "Castles-By-the-Sea" at 



Long Beach this summer. They may 
not be there in person, but, however, 
will receive $750 as weekly salary, on 
the condition that they do not dance 
elsewhere in public while the Long 
Beach place remains open. In addition, 
the Castles are paid $500 a week for the 
use of their name. 

The New York Roof will have Bes- 
sie Clayton and the Clayton Orchestra 
as its special attraction, commencing 
June 14. The orchestra will be in- 
creased to 14 players for the Roof run. 
Ida Fuller's Dance Revue left the 
New York Sunday. Monday a new 
show opened. It contains Nana, the 
dancer, Gladys Lester and Langdon 
Matthews, who also dance, and Janet 
Mclllwaine, with her dancing partner. 

Ned Wayburn's Revue, "Splash 
Me," opens at the Hotel Shelburne, 
Brighton Beach, June 8, playing twice 
nightly. It will have as principals 
Edna Whistler, Marie Lavarre, Sam 
Ash, Charlie Daly, and (Miss) Evan 
Burrows, a dancer from the Coast. 
Miss Whistler was recently married to 
William Hulbert, a manufacturer of 
perfumes. 

The Brazilian Nut and Senor Arboz 
are dancing at Rector's. Paul Salvain 
let his free revue pass away last week, 
and put in a regular bill once again on 
the stage downstairs and the floor 
above. When the papers printed Sal- 
vain's name as Salvin in connection 
with his revue, Mr. Paul did not pro- 
test. 



Louis Stepp left New York Tuesday 
night for Vernon, Cal., where he will 
join the staff of entertainers at Baron 
Long's road house. Chief among them 
at present is Eddie Van Shaick. George 
Whiting, who returned from an Orph- 
eum circuit last week, advised Stepp to 
go to Long's. 

The Grand Central Palace has been 
running a five-cent dance place with a 
big play from the East Side. It's worth 
spending a little while there to look 
over the dancers. Just above the 
dance floor is a skating rink, doing but 
a light business. 

Nora Bayes is due to join "The Mid- 
night Frolic" on the Amsterdam Roof 
next week. This removes Miss Bayes 
from the list of turns in the White 
Rats Star tour, bound for the Coast. 



Nigel Barrie and Alison McBain of 
"Nobody Home" have replaced 
Maurice and Walton at the Biltmore. 



MOSE HAS ANOTHER. 

That Mose Gumble just won't be 
stopped in his profession of keeping 
acts busy singing Remick & Co. songs. 
The latest is from Detroit, where Brad- 
ford and Whiting, two boys in the home 
office of the concern, wrote "Tulip Time 
in Holland." Mose says this is going 
to be a bigger hit than "Apple Blossom 
Time in Burgundy." Mose also men- 
tions that what he said about "Dublin 
Bay" and all the others, goes double 
for this one. 



VAUDEVILLE 




The baseball team representing the 
United Booking Offices and managed 
by Arthur Blondell, thoroughly vindi- 
cated the sporting reputation of that 
organization Saturday afternoon at 
Lenox Oval when it administered a 
decisive beating to the nine selected 
by Jim Sheedy to represent the Sheedy 
Agency. The score at the close of the 
game was 4 — in favor of Blondell's 
outfit, but for eight innings both sides 
put up one of the most interesting 
baseball exhibitions on theatrical rec- 
ord with a 1 to score in attendance. 
In the 9th the Sheedy batters made a 
tardy effort to tie things up and by 
bunching hits managed to fill the bases 
with two out, but O'Brien failed to de- 
liver in the pinch and the U. B. O. 
backers began counting up. 

Paul Dempsey of the U. B. O. carried 
off the batting honors with three suc- 
cessful blows out of four attempts 
while Pete Mack and "Happy" Hebble- 
thwaite registered two apiece. Mack's 
drive over right field fence, while only 
good for one base because of the exist- 
ing ground rules, was the feature hit of 
the game. Lown, pitching for the 
Uniteds, struck out 14 men while Sam- 
my Smith was less fortunate, mowing 
down only 3 batters on strikes. Smith, 
pitched an excellent game, but was 
poorly supported. Calvin of tlie Sheedy 
aggregation played a splendid fielding 
game at third and tmacked out a triple 
early, but was left on third. 

Most of the U. B. O. players, al- 
though "legitimately" employed by 
that agency, are known around the 
Harlem lots as The Young Sportsmen 
and comprise one of the best amateur 
organizations 1 in the city. The United 
followers were present in large num- 
bers and several hundred dollars 
changed hands as a result of the game. 

This Saturday the United team will 
play th<- VARiETrs on the same lot, the 
game being called for 1.30 P. M. The 
b*>\ score follows: 



U B. O. ABRH 

Moughaa ss. . .4 1 1 

stchoebauna lb. 4 O 

yercer cf . . .4 

Mack rf 4 2 

\11< u lb 4 1 

#. Laii« 2b. .4 

H'Mhwalte c.3 2 

bfi'ipaey If... 4 1 X 

Lowne p 3 1 1 

84 ~4 9 



SCORE. 



Sheedy 
Page 88. . 

Kelly lb 4 

Calvin 3b 3 

Cole c 4 

Plermont 2b.. 4 

Smith p 4 

Callan If 4 

O'Brien rf 4 

Stanton cf 3 



AR R II 

.3 O 



() 2 

1 



1 

1 

O 

1 



33 

f. B. 10 2 1 x— 4 

Sheedy O— 

Two-base hit — Boughan. Thrce-bnae hit — 
Calvin. Bane on balls — off Smith, 1 ; off 
Lowne. 2. Struck out, by Smith, 3 ; by Lowne, 
14. Errors, Sheedy, 2; U. B. O., 1. 



The Pathe Roosters (Lefty Miller, 
manager) is making a fight for the pen- 
nant in the New Jersey Manufacturers' 
League. Louis J. Gassnier, a Pathe of- 
ficial, is a director in the league. 

The first open air boxing matches 
around New York were held Decora- 
tion Day, under the recent ruling of the 
Boxing Commission permitting them. 
Ebbet's Field, Brooklyn, had five bouts 
in the afternoon, and the Brighton 
Beach Track held the Coffey-Flynn 
match at night. Flynn's seconds threw 
up the sponge in the ninth. All were 
limited to 10 rounds. Around 10,000 



people attended each affair, including 
many women. It has been a frequent 
sight of late in New York to see 
women at prize fights, indoors. 

Harold Cole, of the Varibtts, catch- 
ing Sammy Smith (pitching for the 
Sheedys in last Saturday's game), did 
so with a swollen left hand that was al- 
most raw beef before the game was 
ended. Harold's hand explained why 
the Uniteds stole two bases on him. 
He had to turn with the ball each time 
it landed in the mitt, and Smith had 
his speed with him all the way. In the 
same game Benny Piermont dropped a 
fly back of second he would probably 
have hung onto had he been left alone. 



Jack Dempsey's UBOfeds, otherwise 
the second United team, won from the 
Washington Heights nine Sunday, 11-9, 
and beat the Isham Field Club Monday, 
19-3, having the assistance at each 
game of Pete Mack, the star slugger of 
the U. B. O. regular nine. Pete is going 
to Chicago shortly to spend his vaca- 
tion, and while out there will play semi- 
professionally, to collect enough cur- 
rency from his baseball expertness to 
defray the expenses of the trip. 

Billy Grady admits he's an Al ball 
player, though nobody agrees with him. 
The UBO's blame Grady for the de- 
feat by the Sheedys two weeks ago. 
Nevertheless, Grady says you can bet 
$15 that he played with the Iroquois last 
Sunday, getting two out of three hits 
made, or maybe he said he paid $15 for 
a baseball uniform. Grady really be- 
lieves he can play ball, so they let him 
have it — his way up there, but don't tell 
him when they are going to play again. 

Sunday, June 6, the Sheedy Vaude- 
ville Agency will stage a beefsteak 
dinner with sports on the side at Dal 
Hawkins Oval, Westchester and 
Church avenues. The tickets include a 
return trip in autos and will cover 
everything. Baseball, running races, 
potato races and the usual games will 
follow the feed. It's to be strictly stag. 
The machines will leave the Sheedy 
office at 1 P. M. 



Mike Donlin's All-Stars beat the 
Cuban Giants, at Lenox Oval Sunday, 
6-5. An admission was charged, the 
Donlin nine getting $180 for its share 
of the gate. 



TWO TEAMS SPLITTING. 

Ball and West will separate at the 
conclusion of the current season. It 
will be their second professional sep- 
aration. Foster Ball will continue with 
the present act .. while Ford West will 
present a new turn with another part- 
ner. 

Melville and Higgins, after c'oiirg 
their present season's work, will s^ver 
professional partnership. The couple 
were recently divorced as man and 
wife, but continued playing together 
in order to fulfill contracts. 



IN AND OUT. 

Wednesday shortly after the Palace 
matinee had started, Calve sent word 
to the management she would be un- 
able to appear. Illness was the rea- 
son. Nora Bayes doubled from the 
Brighton theatre, to make the Palace 
for that day. The Palace's people first 
thought was to send for Eva Tanguay, 
but as Miss Tanguay returns to the 
Palace next week as the feature it was 
not done. A phone call to Irene 
Franklin's home disclosed she was out 
of the city. 

Ball and West dropped out of the 
bill at Henderson's, Coney Island, alter 
the Monday night show and were re- 
placed by the Primrose Four the fol- 
lowing day. 

Dempsey and Leonard were out of 
the bill at the Harlem Opera House the 
first half of this week. One member 
of the team sent clothes to the clean- 
ers, forgetting Monday was a holiday 
and that the renovating place would 
not be open. Sophie and Harry Ever- 
ett replaced them. 



ACADEMY'S PICTURES, ONLY. 

The William Fox Academy of Music 
on 14th street will start playing a 10- 
cent straight picture policy Monday 
week, succeeding the pop vaudeville. 
Mr. Fox still directs the house. Fea- 
tures will also be exhibited. 

Overtures for the Academy to become 
a fight club were finally rejected by 
Fox, who thought it would hazard the 
future of the big theatre, if not a suc- 
cess, and also disliking the IVi per cent, 
state tax of the gross on fight clubs, im- 
posed by the recent law signed by Gov- 
ernor Whitman. 

Charles Golding, formerly manager 
of Proctor's, Schenectady, N. Y., will 
manage the Academy during its pic- 
ture regime. The general price of ad- 
mission will be 10 cents. 



JITNEYS HAVE THE CALL. 

Atlantic City, June 2. 

The jitney bus may wake up Atlantic 
City, theatrically. About 800 automo- 
biles of nearly all makes are operating 
on the five-cent-a-ride plan, giving the 
street cars and taxicabs a severe jolting. 

One can go almost anywhere for a 
nickel. Many of the cars are giving spe- 
cial attention to late home-goers into 
the suburbs, which will help the the- 
atres, as formerly taxis were charging 
$2 to make the trip to Ventnor late at 
night, after the street railway had sus- 
pended its daily operations. 



ARTHUR KLEIN AGENTING. 

Arthur Klein has been declared a full- 
fledged agent by the United Booking 
Offices, through that agency giving him 
the privilege of "the floor." Heretofore, 
while Mr. Klein has handled a few 
turns in a representative capacity, he 
was looked upon as a salaried employe 
of the U. B. O., assisting in the booking 
whenever called upon. 

It is said Mr. Klein sought the full 
agency designation and will become a 
regular "floor agent" about Aug. 1, re- 
maining with the United in his present 
position until then. 

If you don't ndvortiM la VARIETY, 
don't advortUo. 



KEEFE IN NEW YORK. 

Chicago, June 2. 

Walter Keefe, the booker of the 
Miles Circuit, will leave here in about 
two weeks to take up a permanent oc- 
cupancy in the Loew agency, New York 
City, where he will principally look 
after the vaudeville programs for the 
Miles houses under the supervision of 
Joseph M. Schenck, the Loew general 
booking manager. The Miles houses 
Mr. Keefe will book are those at Pitts- 
burgh, Cleveland and Detroit. 

The Jones, Linick & Schaeffer the- 
atres and a few other small houses 
hereabouts will remain in the Loew of- 
five here, looked after in bookings by 
Frank Q. Doyle, with Aaron Jones, of 
the firm, practically the Loew repre- 
sentative for this city. 

The Colonial, one of the Jones, Lin- 
ick & Schaeffer "Loop" houses, will 
discontinue vaudeville commencing 
June 14, and play a feature film policy 
at 25 cents. The house will resume 
vaudeville in August. 



AFTER THE NEW YORK. 

The Hammersteins and Marcus Loew 
were in consultation early this week 
over the possibility of the former secur- 
ing Loew's New York theatre for a big 
time vaudeville policy next season. 

The results of the conference did not 
become known. Since Loew secured 
the New York on a guarantee and di- 
vision basis from Klaw & Erlanger the 
house has been varying in its attend- 
ance, although during the cool weather 
of the past month it is said to have 
shown a substantial and profitable in- 
crease for the picture policy now there 

The Hammerstein idea is to play 
one-dollar vaudeville in Times Square 
once again, under its United Booking 
Offices franchise, since the Victoria will 
become a picture house in the fall. 



TWO KEITH'S BUILDING. 

Syracuse, N. Y., June 2. 
The South Saline street site held by 
the B. F. Keith interests will have a 
theatre erected upon it for Keith vaude- 
ville, supplanting that brand of enter- 
tainment which has been given by Keith 
at the Grand here, in conjunction with 
the Shuberts. All of the tenants in the 
Keith buildings moved out June 1, leav- 
ing the property. It is understood ar- 
rangements have been made locally to 
start building. 

Providence, June 2. 
Before the summer is over work will 
commence upon the theatre the B. F. 
Keith vaudeville interests plan to 
erect here, in place of the present 
Keith's. 



EPSTIN'S TABLOID. 

A tabloid was launched this week at 
White Plains, N. Y., by M. S. Epstin 
that is called "The Moorish Honey- 
moon." It has the first part setting 
from the Watson Sisters burlesque 
show, is carrying 20 people, and runs 
45 minutes. 

Mr. Epstin who is the manager-agent 
of the Putnam Building is experiment- 
ing with this tab, preliminary to ex- 
tensively engaging in that branch of 
production work if results are gratify- 
ing. 



8 



BURLESQUE »r Frederick m. moBloy 



It is curious that in the many events 
of yearly recurrence bringing together 
the leaders in all other spheres of stage 
activity, the name of an actor in bur- 
lesque never appears. Starting with the 
frequent benefits that are given for the 
Actors' Fund, of which scores of bur- 
lesque players are members, and con- 
tinuing down the list that includes the 
Lambs' Gambols, the Friars' Frolics, 
the Greenroom Club's Dress Rehear- 
sals and the various other occasions 
upon which professional entertainers as- 
semble, there is a total absence of 
names identified with burlesque. Opera 
singers, dramatic, musical comedy, 
vaudeville and picture players are 
sought for these functions to the utter 
exclusion of the many distinctly tal- 
ented men and women in burlesque. 
There is a reason for this and it should 
be discovered and overcome unless 
these people prefer isolation from those 
in all other fields of stage endeavor. 



Burlesque people are eligible to mem- 
bership in the various theatrical clubs 
and a large majority are abundantly 
able to meet the financial obligations 
entailed. But, for one reason or an- 
other, they seem to shun contact, giv- 
ing them distinction beyond the nar- 
row confines of their immediate activi- 
ties and furnish opportunities for ob- 
servation that would not fail to broaden 
their minds and extend and air their 
aspirations. People in burlesque have 
only themselves to blame for being ap- 
parently ostracized from those in other 
divisions of the business and for the 
very obvious condition that deprives 
them of prominence and the many 
benefits, both professional and social, 
that accrue therefrom. The plain truth 
is they are in a rut that leads to no- 
where that would be of advantage to 
them. 

This comment must not be construed 
as a depreciation of the abilities of bur- 
lesque players or as a reflection upon 
their fitness in any particular to mingle 
with their contemporaries outside their 
own sphere. Instead, it should be re- 
garded as a plea to them to come out 
of their self-imposed seclusion and let 
others than those familiar with their 
admirable qualifications, both as artists 
and as individuals, know their true' 
worth. There is no earthly reason why 
the men and women in burlesque should 
not receive equal recognition in all 
things with their fellow actors in all 
grades of the profession. Let a few 
of the leaders make a start in this di- 
rection and they and all the others will 
quickly discover that their sequestra- 
tion has been of their own making. 



Personal pride and consideration for 
their special craft should urge them to 
pull away from the obscurity that now, 
and always has, enveloped them. The 
remedy is in their own hands. And 
for the glory of burlesque let them ap- 
ply that remedy. 



HERK ON BOARD. 

There will be a special meeting of 
the American Burlesque Association 
Saturday when I. H. Herk, of Chicago, 
will be elected to the board of direct- 
ors. 



CHICAGO OPENING DELAYED. 

Chicago, June 2. 

The opening of the "Maid in Amer- 
ica" show at the Palace has been de- 
layed through the addition of Florence 
Moore to the cast. The show may 
open to-morrow night or perhaps not 
until Saturday. 

The present engagement of Miss 
Moore marks the dissolution of the 
vaudeville team known as Montgom- 
ery and Moore. The young woman has 
also been placed under contract by 
Philip Bartholomae for future produc- 
tions. 



LARGE COLORED TURN. 

Will Marion Cook and J. Leubrie 
Hill, the colored composers, are at 
work upon an tflea suggested by H. B. 
Marinelli for the formation of an elab- 
orate vaudeville turn, composed of col- 
ored people. 

The lay-out at present contemplates 
expensive costuming, with 12 chorus 
girls, 8 chorus boys and seven princi- 
pals. 



PARIS SOPRANO COMING. 

Stella Romano, from the Paris Opera, 
will debut in American vaudeville this 
month, probably at the Palace, New 
York. 

The war has prevented the fulfillment 
of her engagements abroad. Paul Du- 
rand induced the soprano to listen to 
vaudeville. 



MOSS BOOKING TABS. 

Ben S. Moss, directing the Moss 
houses, last week took a fling at the 
tabloid policy, splitting one between his 
Prospect and Jefferson theatres. The 
tabs booked in last week and this do 
not provide the whole show, the book- 
ing department putting in enough acts 
to round out the playing time of the 
regular program. 



SAYS SKETCH INFRINGES. 

Chicago, June 2. 
Local attorneys, acting for the man- 
agement of "On Trial," have notified 
the Western Vaudeville Managers' 
Association not to place the new Hugo 
Koch sketch, "After Ten Years," claim- 
ing it to be an infringement on the 
.play. 




JEANETTE DUPREE 

who will be again seen in her own musical 
comedy produotion next season, opening at Red 
Bank, N. J., Aug. 25. 



HIPS DRESSING ROOMS. 

Chicago, June 2. 

Chicago's augmented "hot weather 
league" is at it again, this time with a 
proposition for a new theatre in the 
Wilson Avenue district, made possible 
by the proposed changes in the "L" 
structure at that corner. The same 
outfit had a house built on several oc- 
casions last summer, the locations 
varying between Wilson and Lawrence 
avenues although just where an avail- 
able site in that vicinity could be 
landed is somewhat of a problem. 

Meanwhile the Wilson Avenue the- 
atre, playing W. V. M. A. vaudeville 
will be kept open as long as the 
weather permits. Likewise the Kedzie 
on the West Side. Both have post- 
poned closing from week to week and 
may possibly continue right through 
the coming month. The Logan Square 
will remain open all summer. 

To make matters of more general 
interest, the Great Northern Hip has 
built new dressing rooms, a fact that 
will undoubtedly be hailed by the pro- 
fession with a scream of joy. 



Indianapolis Columbia Coming Down. 
The Columbia, Indianapolis, will be 
demolished during the summer and re- 
placed by an office building. 



LIFE MEMBERS. 

The following are life members of 
the White Rata: 

Keoogh, Bi 
Ketler. Joe. 
Klaa, Cbas. J. 
Klmtlac Wrmmt 



Jeff 



. Jeha 

ifoee 
Jala* W. 




Levy. 
Lev* 
Lloyi. 



Jaa. J. 



Bait* 
Colli 
Joe 



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IfMSL 



Cora Yomag- 




Oopae, Jeoepa 
Curtis, Boarael J. 
Dailsjr. Beoeft L 



DeTrtekey, Coy 
DlasMBt, Mare 
Disk. William 
Dlokey, Paul 
Dixon. aUrlaai 



Dolaa, Jaa. F. 



Job. P. 
a, JeaU 
MoDeaala, Caaa. M. 
MoMaaom. Ttsi 
MoJf aajfrtoa. Tooi 
atoNolir, UUlaa 
alePaoe, Caeo. 
Melreee, Bott 
Moaroe, Ooo. W. 
Moatcomaty, Dave 



Doyle, Patsy 
Oar* 



Jmllaa 
Oooll 



Fagon Nooilos 
PaiToll, Caas. H. 



Bddle 



I*r. 



llBddl 
.Freak 



Halloa, Ooo. B. 
Marral, Blleabeta M. 
Nawa, Toss 
Niato. Proa 
Nolaa, Jeek •»• 

Nolaa, Billy 
Nora, Frank 
Pattt. (frog 
Partem, Oorao 
Prtaoa, Artia* 
Provol, N. 
Rabo, Harry 
Ford. JL A. Reeveo. Bulla 

Foyer. Sidle Rata, jaok 

Gardner, Happy Jaok Rosen, Will 
Garrla, Bdward Rooaey, Pat 

Oaylor. Betsy Roes, aMdlo 

Olbooa. J. Great Raeeell. Marie A. 

Great, Alt. RaeeoU, Taoo. J. 

(Tray, Mary Ryan, Taee, J. 

Oreea, Bart Beaford, Walter 

Brlfio, Oereld Sawyer, Joaa 

Grlflth, J. P. Sldaaa, Bast 

Ororee, Hal 81mnaoas. Dea 

Hellldey, William A. 8mJfk, Tom 
HeeealL Loa Stafford, Freak 

Herbert, Cbeoneoy D. Stooo, Fred A. 
Herman, Dr. Carl lelamaaa, Jaoob 

Hlgetoa, Root J. Vea, Billy B. 

Hughas, J. J. Vanghan. Dorothy 

Hume, Dlok Ward, Bap 

Inse, Robela Watera, W. W. 

Jaae, Johnny Wataoa, Joe. K. 

Jolaoa. Al Wooer, Jokaalo 

Keenan, Freak Welok, Teoe. 

Kelly, Harry Wlllerd. 0. B. 

Rally, Low Will lama, gem Bllnora 

Kelly, Welter O. 

From week to week in VAWarrr will 
appear the full list of life members 
with new additions indicated. Who will 
be the next one to take out a life card? 



AMERICAN ASS'N RULES. 

The producing managers of the 
American Association held a meeting 
with the directors last Friday when 
definite plans and regulations for the 
conduct of the new corporation were 
settled upon. 

It was agreed that all the produc- 
tions shall be new and the rule for 
clean shows strictly observed. Also 
that in routing the shows no perform- 
ances of the same character will follow 
closer than four weeks. 

Casts that are headed by Hebrew 
comedians will be kept apart and the 
same system will be followed with ref- 
erence to other shows having distinct- 
ly similar leading players. 

The producers will arrange among 
themselves for the selection of musical 
numbers in order to further promote 
the idea of dissimilarity in the attrac- 
tions routed close together. 

From time to time during the sum- 
mer other innovations will be decided 
upon having direct bearing on the gen- 
eral conduct of the Association with 
specific reference to box office returns. 



HEUCK STOCK CIRCUIT. 

The Heuck interests are forming a 
stock burlesque circuit consisting of 
the People's, Cincinnati; Majestic, 
Indianapolis; Walnut, Louisville, and 
the Grand, Cleveland, with a likelihood 
of including the Academy, Pittsburgh. 

The plan is to organize four com- 
panies each with a repertoire of three 
productions and alternate them, giving 
each show a season of fifteen weeks. 

The main obstacle to be overcome 
is the engagement of people for so 
brief a season besides the uncertainty 
of being able to secure attractions for 
the theatres after the burlesque shows 
have become exhausted. 



COLUMBIA'S FIGHT FILM. 

Late Wednesday night arrangements 
were made for the first public exhibi- 
tion of the Coffey-Flynn fight pictures 
as an additional extra feature of "The 
Behman Show" at the Columbia com- 
mencing next Monday afternoon. Un- 
der the agreement these pictures will 
not be shown elsewhere in Greater 
New York during that week. 



NORTHWEST ON AMERICAN. 

Minneapolis, St. Paul and Milwaukee 
will be shifted from the Columbia to 
the American Circuit commencing next 
season. 

The shows on the Columbia will 
play Chicago after Omaha with a 
week's lay-off between as formerly. 



ROUTES NEXT WEEK. 

The routes for the American Circuit 
will be given out next week. 



Donated Albany House for Elks. 

The Columbia Amusement Co. do- 
nated the use of the Empire, Albany, 
for a benefit performance given by the 
Elks of that city Thursday night of 
last week. The bill was made up of 
artists who were appearing at the var- 
ious houses, but the honors of the en- 
tertainment appear to have been 
grabbed off by "Jake" Carlin, who is 
the stage -anager of Proctor's theatre. 



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Spencer H. Cone, who has been ill 
with pneumonia, is recovering. 



Jule Bernttein, manager of the Yonge 
Street (Loew), Toronto, was married 
this week to Frankie Mc Knight, of 
Toronto. 



The Howard Bros, and their flying 
banjo act will reach New York late in 
June, to play vaudeville engagements 
procured by M. S. Bentham. 



Helen Stewart and Harold Woolf are 
in Havana on their honeymoon. They 
were married May 26 and will be home 
after June 17. 

Ann Rainaford, until recently one of 
the Orpheum Circuit staff in New 
York, is now with the Metro Film Co., 
having decided to abandon her clerical 
career for a try at screen honors. 



Three of the boys of the Four Aus- 
tralian Hagans have joined the Cana- 
dian Expeditory forces for service in 
Europe. The volunteers are Victor, Pat 
and Jack Hagan. 



The tank managers do not feel that 
pictures can be relied upon to make up 
their programs all of the time and a 
scarcity of road shows is expected, caus- 
ing many to make preparation in ad- 
vance for the rep companies. 



Lester Whitlock won't stand for a lit- 
tle thing like changing the sex of his 
only child, born last week. It's a girl, 
persists Lester, not a boy, so give the 
young father credit for knowing and let 
it go at that. 

Willie Connors, former treasurer of 
the Republic theatre, is holding down 
a position with the Iron Steamboat Co., 
over the summer. He will return to 
a box office with the opening of the 
season. 

Plainfield, N. J., is having its first big 
airdome, a license having been granted 
a quartet of New York men to operate 
it with pictures this summer. Saturday 
night a new airdome, seating 2,500, lo- 
cated in Front street and Watchung 
avenue, Plainfield, was opened by Will- 
iam Spaeth, Ed MacDowell, Sam Cun- 
ningham and Mike Shannon. 



Maurice Ritter, professional manager 
for the Chicago office of Will Von 
Tiller's Pub. Co., is in New York, the 
advance guard of the entire Chicago 
music colony who contemplate a sum- 
mer visit to Broadway. 



Evelyn Nesbit will finish her season 
at the Majestic, Chicago, this week. 
The Coast trip to play the Orpheum 
houses, also other summer engage- 
ments, are in doubt through Miss Nes- 
bit requiring a rest. 

Cohen's theatre at Poughkeepsie, N. 
Y., has dispensed with vaudeville ow- 
ing to a scarlet fever epidemic. The 
Colonial, Peekskill, N. Y., also Loew- 
booked, is playing stock instead of pop 
vaudeville. 



Prank Tinner had the middle finger 

of his right hand painfully injured in 

a polo match on Long Island Sunday. 
In "riding" Alan Pinkerton, of the 
opposing team, he was thrown from his 
horse and the finger stepped upon by 
his mount. 

Louis Deklade, stage manager of the 
Loew Circuit, has been selected by 
Nicholas Schenck to act as stage man- 
ager for the Avitabile-Martelli Grand 
Opera Co., Palisades Park, N. J. Dek- 
lade has a crew of nine men working 
under him at the Palisades. 



Howard Powers, 



manager 
»» 



of 



Gus 
Hill's "Newly Weds," is being sued 
for divorce by his wife, Laura Bishop, 
formerly a chorus girl with one of the 
Hill shows. She charges neglect. He 
will not contest 

The Family of Kings (Charles, Mol- 
ly and Nelly) have located for the sum- 
mer and thereafter in Rockville Cen- 
tre, New York, which isn't so very far 
from Long Beach. Charlie King pur- 
chased the home as a present for his 
mother. 

In a report to Washington U. S. 
Consul R. B. Mosher at Victoria, B. C, 
says that the Province of British Co- 
lumbia will have sixty-five fairs this 
fall. These will all be arranged into 
circuits in order to facilitate the judges' 
itinerary. 



Ella Wesner, probably one of the 
greatest of old-time male impersona- 
tors, and one of the first two in Amer- 
ica who ever attained any prominence, 
is in a serious condition in the Home 
for Incurables at 183d street and Third 
avenue. Her sister, formerly a ballet 
dancer, is ill in the same institution. 
Miss Wesner is 70 years of age. 



Robert Fulgora has received a com- 
munication from the State Department 
to the effect the French Government 
has informed it that in the matter of 
the release of Kara, the juggler, from 
detention, France does not think it is 
expedient at this time to do so. Kara, 
under his proper name, is detained at 
Abbaye Frigolet, Bouches de Rhone, 
France, as an alien enemy (German). 
Mr. Fulgora with other of Kara's 
friends on this side did all they possi- 
bly could to secure his release, in order 
that he might be able to fulfill Ameri- 
can theatrical contracts. 



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The •mall town managers are looking 
to repertoire companies to supply them 
with their flesh and blood shows for 
next season. The high railroad rates 
and various other reasons are given for 
this. Plans for reps are already being 
formulated. Some will play three 
shows a week and others twelve, car- 
rying 20 people and a carload or two of 
stuff. 

Jeanne Thompson, who was a mem- 
ber of the "Watch Your Step" chorus, 
has been ill for several weeks at the 
Hotel Calvert. She has been practical- 
ly penniless, and the physicians have 
ordered her to the mountains. Jim 
Toney, of Toney and Norman, has 
been circulating a subscription in her 
behalf and is endeavoring to secure 
enough to send the chorister away. 



Mrs. Jule Delmar is the patron tor 
the Classic Dance Revue, to be given 
to-morrow (Saturday) morning in her 
husband's town, New Rochelle. 
Eleven dances will be a portion of the 
program. Several ensembles will have 
local children in them. Jule Delmar 
will stage manage the affair, given for 
the benefit of the Building Fund of 
the Women's Club. 

At the business meeting of the Man- 
agers' & Agents' Theatrical Associa- 
tion Tuesday afternoon in Bryant Hall, 
George Costan, who had been nomin- 
ated for vice president, declined the 
office and George Leffler was unani- 
mously chosen in his stead. The slate 
as published last week in Variety; 
with the Costan exception, was elected 
for the new year. The Association 
raised the dues from $6 to $8 per an- 
num. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 

June— the month of brides and lay- 
offs. 



After looking at a group picture of 
the Kaiser's family, we wonder how 
he remembers all their names and who 
writes their titles for him. 



The Chaplin imitation rage has been 
a boom for the rubber heel concerns. 

The war in Europe has put a lot of 
people out of work; but think what 
A. H. Woods did when he closed all 
the "Potash & Pcrlmutter" companies. 

The people who are panning Presi- 
dent Wilson for not booking some 
war time for this country would prob- 
ably be the first ones to send their 
regrets if the army or navy should call 
for more supers. 



Couldn't understand why the police 
arrested some restaurant keepers for 
putting on revues — until we saw the 
revues. 

The Japanese acts are not worrying 
about the summer lay-off; they all 
have rolling ball games at the beaches. 



Honolulu has been attacked quite 
savagely by the song writers since they 
ran out of states down south to write 
about. There mt only a few more 
places left. 



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WITH THE PRESS AGENTS 



Rote Coghlan will celebrate her OOtB year a Hindoo Prlneeea. She used the "novelty" 
on the itage In the fall with a monster Oolden for a first-page story and Wllken got the 
Jubilee. credit 



Town send Walsh has sailed for Bermuda 
and from there will go to South America lor 
the summer. 



"Twin Beds," following a ten months' en- 
gagement at the Fulton, moved over to the 
Harris Monday. 

The 18th census of New York state Is being 
taken. The population of Oreater New York 
was 4,766,885 by the Federal Census of 1U1U. 

H. H. Frasee has announced a new faroe for 

Sresentatlon in August It Is called "Brother 
lasonB," by 8eymour Browne and Hary Lewis. 

Harry Brown, Jr., who has been associated 
with his father In the management of the 
Savoy, Atlantic City, Is press agent for "No- 
body Home." 

W. A. Brooks, manager of 101 Ranch at the 
'Frisco Exposition, gave a turkey dinner May 
28 In the Oreen Room of the mess house to 
2i» newspaper men. 

AI. Strassman. formerly of the A. H. Woods' 
press department Is doing the publicity for 
the Lambs' Gambol and has done a very good 
job with It 

Eddlo Buckley has severed his connections 
with the Hedge Holmes musical comedy com- 

Eany, playing tab next week at the Union 
quare. 

Henry Miller has obtained the producing 
rights to Jules Eckert Goodman's new play, 
"Just Outside the Door," and will bring It out 
some time In July In association with Klaw 
A Erlanger. 

Sir James Forbes- Robertson ended his fare- 
well American tour at the Academy of Music, 
Northampton, Mass., May 24. The gross re- 
ceipts fur tour amounted to 1500,000, It is 
reported. 

Walter J. Klngsley. of the Keith Circuit, 
took enough time off Monday to make Healy s, 
at Long Beach, where, with the assistance of 
one of the ••Follies" girls, Walter grabbed 
off the dancing contest cup for the day. 

Anna Pavlowa and her Russian Ballet will 
be seen next season In a performance that Is 
termed a new art for America. Besides the 
danseuse there will be a number of operatic 
people Including Maggie Teyte. Marie Ned- 
llzova, and Rlcardo Martin. 

The New York dallies devoted considerable 
space to the City College Stadium, New York, 
this week, which had the Granville Barker 
Company as the attraction, headed by Lilian 
McCarthy. The afternoon productions In the 
open drew immense audiences. 

Robert Edgar Long, who went to the Coast 
ahead of Santleor's "When Dreams Come 
True" snd located with the 101 Ranch Show 
at the Exposition as press agent, will be a 
member of the William Brady staff the com- 
ing season, and In all probability pilot one 
of the road companies of "The Sinners. ' 

The bookings of several of the small town 
opera bouses In the Hudson River Valley have 
been put In the hands of the Lewis Hallet 
Agency which will furnish the attractions, 
booking legit, vaudeville and features. The 
Msxwell O. H.. Saugertles, N. Y., will be the 
first of these to start under this management. 

Another of the mucbly advertised schools 
for acting closed last week and will not open 
for a time at least. The vigilance of the Dis- 
trict Attorney's offlre In watching these places 
has reused the sudden closing of several, 
leaving but few "schools" open, all of whlcn 
are reported complying with the law. 

m 

A chinning bee of no small proportions took 
place Tuesday afternoon In Ctaarlt-a O. Tennis 
office when Fred M. Taylor, managing the 
Academy. Newburgh ; A. A. Elliott, manager 
Playhouse. Hudson, N. Y. ; R. F. Woodhull, 
manHgcr Raker. Dover. N. J., and J. T. 
MacCaulry. manager of the Kirk Brown reper- 
toire company, got together at the same time. 

"The House of GIusb," the new Cohan 4 
Harris nhow. which was to have opened 
al the Apollo. Atlantic City. June 14. has had 
It* premiere set forward until Juno Jl. in 
the cast are Llla Rhodes, Ada Oilman. Mary 
Ryan .l'»hn Fenton. Sam Meyers. Florence 
NValeott. Thomns Flndlny. James C. Marlowe, 
Ecrlo Ilrowne nnd Frederick Burt. 

I^eon Friedman, for Flo ZleRfleld. has sent 
out the ;«nno"mement for the opcnlns day or 
•The Follies." n>w set for .nine LM. at the 
^nistr'n'nTn The complete c»*t has Bert Wil- 
liams Leon Erroll. Bernard Granville. Annette 
K,rmunn, Ed Wynn, W. C. Fields Will 
West Mao Murray, Ann PennlnKton. Lucille 
CavHn:ui»rh. George White. Carl Randall, 
Hel'n Rook. StolH Chntcl.ilne. Justine John- 
son. Phil Dwyer, Oakland Slstero, Ina Claire. 

This Is William L. Wllken's first y« ar ns 
ono of the storv men with the Rnrnum & 
Bniley circus. Since leaving New York Hilly 
Ita* P»t over some great stuff. In Cleveland. 
Mav '-'■' he arranged for Lora Kelly, of the 
Plain Dealer, to ride an elephant In the street 
parade, Miss Kelly dressing up to represent 



"See My Lawyer," Max Marcln's new play, 
which is having Its "first time on any stage' 
In Atlantic City this week, will be the open- 
ing attraction next season at the George M. 
Cohan theatre, starting Aug. 10. Among the 
principals are T. Roy Barnes, James Spots- 
wood, Georgia Ramey, Walter Horton, Wilton 
Taylor. John Flood, Harry Lilford, Cal Ball, 
Pearl Havlln, Grace Valentine, Walter Wilson, 
Hal Russell, John Daly Murphy, Hueston 
Richards. This Marcln piece was first entitled 
"She Wants Money." A. H. Woods Is the 
producer. 

There are at least a couple of newspaper 
men In New York this week who have been 
saved from starving to death through the In- 
tervention of a press agent. The press agent 
Is Leon J. Rubinstein, connected with the 
Thanhouser Oompany. He sent out the fol- 
lowing letter: 

"May 17, 1915. 

"Dear Sir: 

"Don't mind this being a carbon copy. 
"I like to see fair play. So do you. New 
Yorkers are usually spoken of as provincial 
and clannish. Here's the situation. 

"The Billboard sent on Messrs. Page and 
Evans to take charge of their New York office. 
They have been here now for a few weeks, 
and, strange to say. they are finding it mighty 
difficult to get a hearing anywhere. I don't 
know what the attitude is, but when I was 
told about It. 1 unhesitatingly vouched that 
they were mistaken. This Is why I am going 
to ask you to Join the rest of the publicity men 
In a little Informal luncheon to both of these 
men. They are from Cincinnati— don't know 
a soul In New York, and are bully, fine fel- 
lows. I will be glad to do whatever work 
there Is In connection with the arrangements, 
so that we can all get together about 12.80 
some afternoon and spend an hour around a 
table. I don't think It will cost us more than 
flO or 75 cents each and I conscientiously think 
that we will be doing something which Is al- 
most a duty. We never can tell when the shoe 
will be on the other foot and, besides, why 
not give the glad hand to any stranger In our 
midst? 

"In order to facilitate matters, send me 60 
cents and" whatever other Incidentals there are 
we will settle for later. 1 will see that It 
does not come to more than 75 cents. A num- 
ber of the boys have already expressed their 
endorsement and T am Just waiting to hear 
from you so that I can arrange the time and 
place. Very sincerely, 

"Leon J. Rubinstein." 

The luncheon took place this week. Wed- 
nesday, and up to the hour of going to press 
It was Impossible to obtain Information as to 
where the spread took place. 

SH0WSO0SING. 

"Experience" at the Maxine Elliott 
will close Saturday and next week 
"Nobody Home" will move from the 
Princess to that house, leaving the 
latter theatre dark for the balance of 
the season. 

"Experience" will reopen in Atlantic 
City in August and then go to Boston 
for a run. 



MUSICIANS CLOSE SHOW. 

The tour of "The Chocolate Soldier" 
through the maritime provinces came 
to an unexpected close in Ottawa, 
Can., May 27, when the six musicians 
with the show and the union stage 
crew were called out by the Musicians' 
Union, upon A. J. Small refusing to 
allow the house orchestra to play dur- 
ing the engagement. 

There was $602 advance sale and this 
money was refunded. The men be- 
hind the show, A. E. Root, manager, 
and Joe R. Beymcr, advance agent, 
cancelled all further time and returned 
most of the company to New York, a 
number V>f the chorus girls remaining 
there to accept other berths. 

Less than five months ago this com- 
pany was about $16,000 ahead, but a 
continuance of time didn't hold the 
gain. 

The company carried 35 people and 
augmented orchestra, led by Max 
Fichandler. 



PUTS DELUGE M0R0SC0. 

From more than 1,000 plays submit- 
ted to the Oliver Morosco Play Read- 
ing bureau, Elmer Harris, who has 
been the chief reader, recommends a 
number for production and many will 
be given stage presentation by Moros- 
co, either in stock or otherwise, before 
the end of the new season. 

The plays selected as worth while in- 
clude: "The Frame Up," by Leroy 
Clemmens, Massachusetts; "Ann," by 
Lechmere Worrall, London; "Land of 
the Free," by William C. de Mille, Los 
Angeles; "Not Guilty," by Henry V. 
Bimm, Ohio; "The Night Blooming 
Cereus," by Mrs. Howard Forbes, 
Mass.; "Leave It to Me," by John 
Merker, New York; "The Secret," by 
Roda G. Bushnell, Texas; "Miss Sher- 
lock Holmes," from the Lehman Her- 
bert Co.; "The Claim," by Frank Dare, 
New York; "Waste Paper," by Frances 
Medhurst, New York; 'Crooked 
Paths," by Frances W. Van Praag, 
New York; "Mrs. Skeff.ngton," by 
Anita d'Este-Scott and Cosmo Hamil- 
ton, New York; "The Surprise," by E. 
C. Carpenter, "And Now Mother 
Wants to Vote," Thomas W. Wharn- 
ley, Brooklyn; "Two Rings," Harold 
Mellor Harvey, Michigan; "An Adven- 
ture in Justice," Edward Oliver Til- 
burne, Los Angeles. 

Other pieces on the Morosco list are 
"Circe," "On a Bet," "Other Men's Sis- 
ters," "The Bond," "A Daughter of the 
Dawn", "The Incendiary," "The Eura- 
sian," "I Like Your Name," "40 Years 
Young," "Mother-in-Law" and an un- 
named play by Cecil Owen and C. W. 
Ball. 



ROAD ROUTES. 

There is considerable activity just 
now toward booking road routes for 
the summer and fall. 

C. Weis and William Moxson this 
week acquired the road rights for "Sev- 
en Keys to Baldpate" from Cohan & 
Harris. It opens Aug. 28 in the East. 

Two companies of "When Dreams 
Come True" are being routed by John 
Coutts. The Eastern company opens 
Aug. 30 at Wilmington, Del., and the 
Western Aug. 31 at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

A summer route for "The Ginger- 
bread Man" is being arranged by two 
New York agents. 

"A Celebrated Case," with a new cast, 
is to be given a road tour next season. 

O. E. Wee is sending out two sum- 
mer shows, "The County Sheriff" and 
"A Girl of the Mountains," each play- 
ing different territory. Next sedson he 
will give the James Kennedy reper- 
toire company a long road route. 

"The Candy Shop" may be revived 
by a New York manager who has an 
option on the piece until July 1. 

The Aborns are planning an ex- 
tended trip for "A Bohemian Girl," 
opening early in August. 



FIELDS OPENING POSTPONED. 

"Hands-Up," the Lew Fields summe* 
revue, which was to have opened in 
New Haven Thursday, will not open 
until next Monday, June 7, in that city. 
This will postpone the opening in Ne-v 
York until some time later next week. 
The company is to play Monday and 
Tuesday in New Haven and then is to 
come to New York to open Thursday. 



EQUITY ASS/N ELECTION. 

The Actors' Equity Association held 
a business meeting Tuesday afternoon 
in the Hotel Astor. Over 300 mem- 
bers turned out for the second annual 
session. There was applause when 
the report was made that out of 100 

cases handled by the Equity, not a 
single verdict had been recorded 
against an Association member. 

Olive Oliver was selected as the 
woman delegate to the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition in July. 

The election of officers practically 
returned the former officials to their 
old stations. The result: President, 
Francis Wilson; vice-president, Bruce 
McRae; corresponding secretary, How- 
ard Kyle; recording secretary, Grant 
Stewart; treasurer, Richard A. Purdy; 
councilmen to serve three years: Albert 
Bruning, John Cope, Jefferson de 
Angelis, Frank Reicher, Milton Sills, 
John Westley, Edward Abeleji. 



SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, June 2. 

The opening of the Mizzi Hajos en- 
gagement in "Sari" at the Mason drew a 
big audience. As this is the first musi- 
cal show to come to town in a long 
time predictions are that it will do 
splendid business. 

At the Burbank "Merely Mary Ann" 
was offered by the stock players, with 
Marjorie Rambeau as the featured 
actress, and as it marked her first 
stock appearance in a year she was 
given a big reception. 



'PARADISE" IN CHICAGO? 

Chicago, June 2. 

There is a report that when the 
Shuberts' production of "A Day in 
Paradise" is ready for presentation 
(which may not be before June 21) the 
show will first be seen at the Ameri- 
can Music Hall here. 

There is nothing definite regarding 
the report, however, which says the 
Shuberts are on the point of making 
a definite selection for the theatre that 
will house it. 

Cecil Lean heads the cast. 



NAZIMOVA CONSIDERING. 

Nazimova is considering an offer 
from the Metro to appear in a pro- 
posed film version of Hall Caine's pow- 
erful story, "The Woman Thou Gavest 
Me." 



Show People Want Representation. 

Chicago, June 2. 

A petition was circulated around the 
theatrical colony last week, addressed 
to Mayor Thompson, asking that J. H. 
Brown, a former local theatrical man- 
ager, be appointed to a municipal posi- 
tion that will enable him to represent 
the profession in some way. 

It is understood the move was orig- 
inally planned to have Brown repre- 
sent them on the Censor Board for 
general protection. As soon as the 
necessary signatures have been pro- 
cured, the petition will be handed the 
Mayor who has always shown a fond- 
ness for the theatrical men vf this city. 

If you don't advert!** in VARIETY, 
de«'t advert!** 



LEGITIMATE, 



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RAILROADS WILL COMPROMISE; 
THIRTY TICKETS FOR A CAR 



The Transportation Companies and Managers Seem Ready to 

Adjust Their Troubles. Railroads Seem Willing to 

Cut on Number of Fares for a Baggage Car. 



It is practically a certainty the rail- 
road companies will concede to give 
shows buying 30 tickets a car next sea- 
son. The new Inter-State Commerce 
ruling which increased the rates from 
two to two and a quarter cents a mile 
also call for the managers to purchase 
40 tickets for a baggage car. The man- 
agers did not mind the increase in mile- 
age but did not think that the roads 
were treating thei»i fairly when they 
insisted on the 40 tickets. 

The managers were shaping up for a 
battle and the roads this week gave an 
indication that they would be willing to 
make it 30 fares for a car. 



SHOWS IN 'FRISCO. 

San Francisco, June 2. 

Business took a noticeable jump at 
the downtown theatres this week for 
some unaccountable reason. 

Maud Adams opened at the Colum- 
bia in "Quality Street" to an unusual- 
ly large house and was well taken 
care of in the dailies, which will prob- 
ably help the engagement. 

At the Cqrt, Pavlowa in her second 
and last week is doing good business, 
but not drawing anything like on her 
former engagement here. 



GOODWIN CALLED WEST. 

Nat Goodwin has been called to Cal- 
ifornia. It's understood he is the cen- 
tral figure in an important court case 
on the Coast and that his presence 
there is so urgent that that is one of 
the main reasons why the present en- 
gagement of "A Celebrated Case" at 
the Empire draws to a close to-mor- 
row night. 

Goodwin may take part in the White 
Rats' gambol in the West. 



"MOLOCH" AT LIBERTY? 

It is reported "The Moloch," with- 
drawn from Powers', Chicago, last 
Saturday, may reopen in September at 
the Liberty, New York. 

There is an even chance, however, 
from stories around, that the Klaw & 
Erlanger production has been perman- 
ently retired, through the morr>seness 

of its theme. 



"SMART SET" CLOSES. 

"The Smart Set," headed by J. 
Homer Tutt and Romer^Tutt Whitney, 
negro comedians, whic^ has been out 
since Aug. 1. closed its tour at the 
Standard, Philadelphia Saturday. This 
company with practically the same 
principals will stai t out early again 
next season with J. \f. Free in charge. 



operatic stock at the Standard Theatre 
is erroneous, the company management 
says the expenses each week have been 
fully met by the men who projected 
the amusement. The business is re- 
ported as having jumped, following the 
space devoted to the productions by 
the daily paper critics last week. The 
bills for the next three weeks embrace 
"The Chocolate Soldier" next week, 
with "Floradora" week June 14, and 
possibly "The Belle of New York" 
June 21. 



NEW ACTS. 

"A Mile a Minute," the spectacular 
feature with the "Honeymoon Ex- 
press" at the Winter Garden will be 
presented in vaudeville by Howard 
Thurston, who together with Langdon 
McCormick, invented it. 

Merian, the foreign dog trainer, has 
a new act called "Quartering," in which 
a special set and 40 animals are used. 

Mado Minty in "The Spider Dance" 
who appeared over here for the Shu- 
berts vaudeville at the 44th Street the- 
atre, may return next season in the 
same turn but with six girls added (H. 
B. Marinelli). 

The Ballet Divertisement, with nine 
people, opening this week (Paul S. Du- 
rand). * 

Emily Lee and Donald MacDonald 
have formed a vaudeville two-act (M. 
S. Bentham). 

Cook and Rialto, singing and dancing. 
The latter was late of Gus Edwards' 
"Kid Kabaret" act. 

Marion Mills, singing. 

Aaron Hoffman, who has contributed 
monologs and sketches of almost every 
known dialect to the vaudeville stage, 
has added a new mark to his record 
with an Irish monolog, which will be 
introduced by Jack Lewis**,*. formerly of 
Fields and Lewis. Lewis will change 
his billing incidentally, hereafter drop- 
ping the Jack for John. The monolog 
carries no title, but deals with the life 
and experiences of an Irish-American. 
Lewis is 95 per cent. Irish and 5 per 
cent. Welsh. 

Abe Attell in sketch with Gott Phil- 
lips. 

Billy Smith, Chas. Keefc and I r cne 
Shaw in three-act. 

May Thatcher and Dick Richards 
have rejoined as a two-act. 

Charles M. Stuart and Dixie O'Niel 
who have been dancing at Pabst's, 
Harlem, are going into vaudeville. 

Violet Pearl and Billy Mcchan, in a 
girl act with six choristers. 



NO GUARANTEE NEEDED. 
The report that Jo*, n Cort guaran- 
teed the salaries of. Van a>n Berg 



HOUSES CLOSING. 

The vaudeville houses at Madison, 
Wis., and Rockford, 111., booked by the 
Western Vaudeville Manager's Asso- 
ciation will close June 14, 



STOCKS OPENING. 

Arrangements have been made for 
the reopening of the Grand, Brooklyn, 
with stock early in August by the 
Namm people who own the house and 
who operated for several months prior 
to closing it for the summer. 

Dudley Ayres has been reengaged as 
leading man. The leading woman is 
yet to be selected. From the former 
Crescent (Brooklyn) Company Charles 
Schofield and Isadore Martin are en- 
gaged for the Grand, also Clara Mack- 
lin and William Everett. Lew Parker 
will manage the house next season. 

Indications point to no resumption 
of stock at the Crescent next fall. 
Some of the Brooklyn neighbors say it 
may play pop vaudeville next season. 

Franklyn Clifford, who recently va- 
cated Stamford, Conn., has organized 
a stock company that will alternate be- 
tween Tarrytown and Peekskill, N. Y., 

starting his new venture Monday at 
Tarrytown. He will play three days 
in each town. 

Springfield, Mass., June 2. 
Heading the new Corse Payton Co., 
which opened Monday at the Court 
Square, are Claud Payton, Phyllis Gil- 
more, Bobby Livingstone, and Ray 
Payton. The opener was "Bought and 
Paid For," with Corse in the comedy 
role of Gilley. 

Saugerties, N. Y., June 2. 
The Lewis Hallet stock company, 
which opens here next Monday, will in- 
clude Lester Walters, Pauline Geary 
White, Wilfred H. Nixon, Robert and 
Norman Davis, Eugene La Ruse, Go- 
sette E. Staples, Marcelle Girard and 
Ed West. After playing two weeks 
here the company will travel through 
Pennsylvania. 



SANTLEY SHOW DOING WELL 

Chicago, June 2. 

The Joseph Santley Revue opened 
successfully at the Garrick Sunday 
night. The show, outside of receiving 
good notices, drew in big business. For 
the nest three performances, including 
a Decoration Day matinee, the receipts 
totaled around $5,000. 

Margaret Anglin in "Beverly's Bal- 
ance" opened at Cohan's Grand opera 
house Monday night, and the actress 
personally received much praise. Mrs. 
Charles Craig is another member of 
the cast who received special mention. 



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MOORE REDHEADED. 

victor wioore, who just completed a 
film production ot "Chimn Fadden," 
is back in New York and will play a 
five-week vaudeville route, returning to 
Los Angeles immediately after to re- 
sume his film work with the Lasky 
plant. 

In order to fit the character of Chim- 
mie Fadden, Moore had his hair dyed 
red. The picture completed, he made 
a futile effort to eliminate the col.?r, 
and now he learns he will have to 
wait for it to wear down to his cus- 
tomary and dignified gray or carry t!ie 
bright color through life. 

If you don't noVortloo In VARIETY, 
doo't odvortleo . 



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Notion of death of frleade. relativee er of 
parsons not dineeUy connected wtth tfaeat- 
ricale win be charged for at If coots a fine 
(•even words). 

Memorials, boxed in, minimum, $1.71 (H 
Inch, slot over I lines). One Inch, f3.ll. 
Larger space proportionately. 



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Elisabeth Wright, mother of Horace 
Wright (Wright and Dietrich) died 
May 24, at Kearny, N. J. 



Leon Roaien died in Paris, France, 
May 19, after a painful illness. He was 
secretary of the Chambre Syndicate 
des Artistes Lyriques (affiliated with 
the White Rats of America) and was 
one of the French delegates at the 
conference of artists' associations held 
in Paris some years ago. 

Ruth Light, sister of Ben Light 
(Delmore and Light) died in Kansas 
City last week. 

THE MOTHER 

of 

Grace Leonard-Dempsey 

Died Suddenly 

TUESDAY, JUNE 1ST, 1915, 
At Her Homo of Pneumonia. 

Sir Robert Tyler Bensonhurst, 
known professionally as Bob Benson, 
was among those lost on the Lusitania. 
He was a member of the British no- 
bility and 35 years of age. For the 
past five years he has been connected 
with Willing and Glennister, the Eng- 
lish booking agents. Benson was un- 
married. 

The father of Isabel Atlantis (Atlan- 
tis and Fisk) died at Winnipeg, Man., 
May 22. 



The mother of Shirley De Me died 
in Portland, Ore., May 23. 

Mrs, Nellie Winchell, mother of 
Manolita Stetson, died in San Fran- 
cisco on May 22. 

The father of Sophie Tucker died 
May 24 at his home in Hartford, Conn. 
He was in his 57th year. 

Frank Kelly, drummer at Fox's 
Jamaica theatre, died May 26 from a 
complication of diseases. A widow sur- 
vives. 



James F. Fogarty, brother of Frank 
Fogarty, died at his home in Brooklyn 
Wednesday morning at the age of 50. 
oFgarty was general manager of 
the Wise Jewelry Co., in Brooklyn, 
and was Democratic leader of the 
Tenth Ward. He leaves a wife and 
six children. The funeral services will 
be held Saturday morning at 10 
o'clock with requiem high mass at the 
church of Our Lady of Mercy in 
Brooklyn. 



ATLANTA IN ONE JUMP. 

The Forsythe, Atlanta, next week 
will have Kitty Gordon and Co. as the 
headline attraction. Another special 
engagement on the same bill will be 
Jack Wilson and Co. 

Both acts go south for this engage- 
ment only, returning h<Tr at it* con- 
clusion. 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



NEWf ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appaaranca 

or Reappearance In or Around 

Now York 

Ballet Divertisement, Palace. 
Kerr and Weston, Palace. 
Howard Estabrook, Prospect. 
Clayton and White, Prospect. 
James Montgomery ft Co., Bush wick. 
Clairmont Bros., Bush wick. 



Watson Sisters. 

Songs. 

12 Mins.; One. 

Bushwick. 

The Watson Sisters, of burlesque 
fame, require little in the way of a 
vaudeville introduction. The couple 
are playing some summer vaudeville, 
debuting at the Bushwick, Brooklyn, 
this week with a series of well selected 
numbers, delivered in their usual style 
and result. An unusually pretty set of 
costumes is displayed by the pair, 
each making one change while the 
other solos. The opening number was 
"Watch Your Step," one of Berlin's 
comedy rags, with the larger Watson 
girl offering "When It's All Over" in 
second spot. "I Can't Stop from Lov- 
ing You Now" came third, followed by 
"Kentucky Home" which loomed up as 
the big bright spot of the routine. This 
was followed by an encore. The girls 
make a splendid appearance, carry rea- 
sonably good voices and know how to 
deliver a song, which seems sufficient 
for a specialty of this particular kind. 
They landed nicely and should do like- 
wise in any spot, anywhere. Wynn. 



Winifred La France. 
Songs and Talk. 
One." 

Union Square. 

Winifred La France is not neutral, 
according to her name. Just as she 
could not display that name in every 
country, neither could she play her 
present act in every vaudeville theatre. 
Winifred has funny ideas about a turn. 
One of them is wearing tights. Flesh- 
ings may save wardrobe, but there 
should be some excuse for them, and 
this is not meant to infer that Wini- 
fred should not wear them for two 
reasons, because that would not be 
true. Her tights are white, denoting 
purity, which is not always to the 
fore in Winifred's act. She believes in 
spice if you can get away with it, and, 
to further demonstrate her belief, car- 
ries some comedy translations of 
Oriental store signs on a sheet, pro- 
jected by the picture machine. It's 
a wholly new departure and as original 
as the reading matter itself, the latter 
often daring. Winifred may make the 
small time in this turn, not all houses; 
but for burlesque she would be a card 
— herself, her tights, her son&s, her 
talk and her signs. In burlesque she 
could do even more songs and talk, 
but she should retain the number about 
her two A. K. husbands. That's some 
little song, Winnie, even if the Union 
Square audience didn't get it. 

Bime. 



Madge Voe and Co. (3). 
M Dnm Duma" (Dramatic). 
18 Mins,; Two (12), Full (6). 
Harlem Opera House. 

Madge Voe, assisted by three men, 
is presenting a war sketch entitled 
"Dum Dums," written by Jerome Wil- 
son. This sketch is a bit different 
from those that have gone before, and 
has as its theme the American manu- 
facturer of dum dum bullets who sends 
thousands of his fellow men to death 
in his greed for the almighty dollar. 
The two scenes show the interior of 
the office of the cartridge company and 
a Red Cross camp on the firing line in 
Europe. The author goes to his meat 
with a directness that at times detracts 
from the value of the sketch because 
of its melodramatic flavor. The first 
scene is entirely too long and at times 
too talky, but in all the sketch is one 
that has great red fire material for the 
small time houses. The cast could be 
improved upon to the betterment of 
the chances. Miss Voe is the only one 
of the quartet worth while. The man 
playing the father is frightfully stagey 
and his gestures most mechanical. The 
son is played as though the actor in it 
was trying too hard. The big scene at 
the finish Monday afternoon was 
rained by his overplaying. Where he 
should have gotten the sincere attention 
of the house when he meets his father 
on the battle field, he received only a 
laugh from the audience. Fred\ 



The Naeases (2). 

Skating. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Academy of Music. 

A novelty that will prove interesting 
in any small time house and has a 
chance for the bigger bills. A man and 
a woman comprise the company. They 
have a well worked out routine of ice 
skating. The entire floor of the stage 
is covered with artificial ice. The man 
is one of the best whirlers in this ever 
seen. He has a string of medals across 
his chest. The young woman is capa- 
ble on the steel runners and besides 
the regular skating, does a dance on 
the steel. A special set shows an at- 
tractive winter scene. The two dress 
neatly in white tights and cream color 
coats. Interesting from start to finish. 



Lynn Cantor. 

Songs. 

14 Mins.; One. 

86th Street. 

With a good voice and a repertoire 
of songs that can readily be compre- 
hended by a pop house audience, Lynn 
Cantor was heard to advantage. Miss 
Cantor has a high r*si«*£r and her 
voice shows considerable strength. On 
the simple ballads she got much ap- 
plause, but her Rube song didn't land. 
Miss Cantor's forte is the sentimental. 
A dialect character selection doesn't 
gibe at all. Mark. 



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Lillian Devere. 

Songs. 

10 Mins.; One. 

23rd Street 

Lillian Devere is an Irish comedi- 
enne, singing Irish songs. Her reper- 
toire consists of the latest popular 
Irish songs, all pat over to good re- 
sults, "Dublin Bay»%hiefly. 



"The Garden of Mirth" (10). 

Musical Comedy. 

27 Mins.; Foil Stage. 

Union Square. 

Geo. Choos is reported to have 
launched this musical comedy near- 
tabloid into vaudeville. It has four 
principals and six girls. Why called 
"The Garden of Mirth" is up to Choos. 
It may be hjs idea of comedy. More 
actual fun, however, in the act would 
find quicker booking than this number 
will ever receive on the big time. The 
small time may be satisfied, if one char- 
acter player is changed. It is the Eng- 
lish nobleman, now taken by a man 
who looks as though he might be a 
couple of lords with a prince left over. 
So much Englishman in one person has 
never been seen on the stage before. 
He's too big to be funny in this tarn, 
surrounded by medium-sized people 
and no material to be funny with. It's 
about a lord who wants to marry an 
American girl and practises love- 
making on a maid. The American girl 
is pretty and the maid is lively; also 
a bell-hopped uniformed young man. 
It's a well dressed production, without 
any special scenery. All it needs Is an 
exterior house setting. Some dialog 
with snap to it will go a long way, 
for it's still a question whether the 
small time has forgotten about the 
English wanting to know why some- 
one got their animal, meaning goat. 

Rime. 



Irwin Bros, and Dixon. 

Singing and Talking. 

17 Mine.; One. 

Jefferson. 

The "heavy-weight" comedian who 
resorts to rough stuff for comedy will 
keep this act in the company they are 
now sharing, providing new comedy 
methods are not employed. The two 
straight men look well, have good 
voices, and know how to deliver num- 
bers. The act opens with a song by 
the straight men, only to be inter- 
rupted by the comedian, who is late. 
Talk follows, resulting in the comedian 
being told to leave the stage. He then 
"kids" with the audience for comedy, 
while the other two sing a number. 
With new comedy the act can play the 
smaller houses on the strength of the 
straight men's voices. 



Pelli Trio. 

Acrobats. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

86th Street. 

One of the men, of Lilliputian pro- 
portions, works in chalk face and 
handles the comedy through his ability 
to keep pretty close to the floor in all 
sorts of tumbles, whirls and spins. The 
principal work of the others is hand 
balancing, and a few leaps are made by 
one to the other. For the closing trick 
one of the boys does a hand-leap from 
a high pedestal, well done but lacking 
showmanship. The "straight men" 
looked like Italians. Their appearance 
could be improved as far as dressing 
is concerned. Less stalling and more 
speed would also help this turn. 

Mark 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate At- 
tractions in New York. 



"Hands Up," 44th Street (June 9.) 

Weimers and Burke. 

Songs and Dances. 

12 Mins.; One (2); Full (10). 

Harlem Opera House. 

Angie Weimers and a young man 
partner are offering a hodge-podge of 
songs and dances, with a little patter 
and some character work that shapes 
up as a desirable turn for small time as 
soon as the duo smooths off the rough 
edges. At the opening there is a litt'e 
talk in "one" which leads to a full 
stage studio set with Miss Weimers as 
the teacher. She removes her dress 
and discloses she is undepressed in 
opera length stockings and pantelettes 
in which she makes a stunning ap- 
pearance. The team offer a soft shoe 
dance in the full stage set and this is 
followed by a silhouette motion picture 
of the two dancing. During this they 
make a change to blackface masks and 
offer a cake-walk. Another change to 
a Jap costume, which is also under- 
dressed for the finish, consisting of a 
bit of a fox trot and a one-step. The 
act was liked by the Harlem's holiday 
audience. Frta\ 



Harry Hines and Co. (1). 

Songs. 

16 Mins.; One. 

Academy of Music 

Although billed as Harry Hines and 
Co., Harry Hines is practically doing 
a single — and a good one. The com- 
pany in an inconspicuous piano player. 
Hines as a single is going to make 
good if the Academy audience knows 
what's what. They seemed inclined to 
keep him on the stage all night Mon- 
day, something that very rarely occurs 
at the Academy. In spic and span ice 
cream trousers and a blue coat, his ap- 
pearance was faultless. The songs 
started with a fair comic number, after 
which came a couple of jojees. The 
"freckle faced boy" one is above the 
age limit for big time, or it should be. 
An impersonation of Chaplin is used 
with "Charlie Chaplin's Feet." Hines' 
Chaplin could be carried a little fur- 
ther, at present, as it will not always 
be usable since too much of it is being 
shown, but the time is ripe now and 
this chap gets over easily. An Irish 
number follows with a "cissy" bit, s 
comedy hit in itself, called "Whoops 
We Won." Some base ball lines did 
very big. This turn is ready for the 
big time. 



Helene snd Emilon. 

Aerial 

10 Mins.; Four (Interior.) 

Royal 

Man and vtfoman. Look unquestion- 
ably like fortfjyncrs. Woman a will- 
ing worker. Mo^t of the aerial routine 
is done by the n? an from a hoop, bar 
or perch suppor^d by the woman, 
swinging from a stationary trapeze bar 
at the top of the stage. What the man 
does is effectived done. Pop timers. 

Mark 

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VARIETY 



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BILLS NEXT WEEK (June 7) 

In VaasWrilla Theatres, Playing Tbraa or Lass Shows Daily 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "Loew" following name are on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit-"U. B. O.," United Booking Offices- rf W. V. M. A./' Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "P." Pantages Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. M. 
A.— "M," James C. Matthews (Chicago). 



Louise Da Fogfl 
Ford A Truley 
(Two to nil) 



Barber a Jaekaon 
Thrso Shentona 
Alkan Flgg A D 



Mew York 

PALACB (orph) 
Eva Tanguay 
Opera Revuo 
Bailett DivertUement 
Bonita A Lew Hearn 
William Morris Co 
joo Jackson 
Lai Mon Kim 
Kerr a Weaton 

PROCTOR'S 68TH 
4 Windmountana 
Wayne Warren Qirla 
Dorothy Mouther 
4 Melodloua Chapa 
isnaaa A Ryan 
Mr A Mrs M Murphy 

2d half 
Anderson Sisters 
Wilson A Wilson 
O T Flake Co 
3 Musketeers 
Dunbar A Turner 
Flying Rogers 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Stewart A Dakln 
Phllllpl Quartet 
Rucker A Winifred 
"Fascinating Flirts' 
Walton A Boardman 
Stuart Black Co 
Maidle DeLong 
Ward Bell A Ward 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Frevoll 

Marshall A Cumby 
LAB Drew 
Richmond A Mann 
Caeser RItoII 
Uoneyboy Minstrels 
Wolgas A Girlie 
(Two to fill) 

ORPHBUM (loew) 
Nichols Sisters 
Chaa Ledegar 
Crawford A Brodsrlck 
J K Bmmstt Co 
Cohan A Young 
Ward Sisters 

(One to fill) 

2d half 
Walton A Boardman 
Clark A Roae 
Lora Payne 
Jamea Orady Co 
Namba Bros 

(Two to fill) 

BOULEVARD (loew) 
Elkins Fay A B 
Sampson A Douglaa 
"Jack A His JllTa" 
Morris A Allen 
Qaach Slaters 

(One to fill) 

2d half 
Purcella Broa 
Oscar Lorraine 
Stuart Black Co 
Mayo A Tally 
Carl Damann T 

(One to fill) 
DBLANCEY (loew) 

Reddlngton A Grant 

Mellor A DePaala 

Caeser RItoII 

Jones A Sylvester 

The Demacos 

(Three to fill) 
2d half 

Willie Hamilton 

Knowles A White 

"Jack -> Hla Jills" 

HlckTllle Minstrels 

Phllllpl Quartet 

Tom Mahoney 

Bd Zoeller 3 

(One to fill) 
LINCOLN (loew) 

Delmore A Light 

Anderson A Burt 

Josephine Davie 

Nip A Tuck 

(Two to fill) 

2d half 

Lucille A Cockle 

B Whiteside Picks 

Jones A Sylvester 

Patrlcola A Meyers 

Reddlngton A Grant 

(One to fill) 
GREELEY (loew) 

Willie Hamilton 

Jaa Grady Co 

Healy A Barr Twins 

Lucille A "Cockle" 

Mayo A Tally 

That Sextet 

2d half 

Ward Sisters 

Hartley A Pecan 

Annie Kent 

Fall Dough 

Morrla A Allen 

Gasch Sisters 

7TH AVE (loew) 
Knowles A White 
Clark A Rose 
Eddie Ramsdell 
Col Jack George 
Carl Damann Tr 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Nlblo A Nugent 
Mae Francis Co 
Moore A Elliott 
White Bisters 



Bogannl Troupe 
(One to fill) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Chas Deland Co 
Nlblo A Nugent 
Bvengall 
Annie Kent 
Lee Cassados 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
S Keltons 
Valentine Vox 
"Honey Olrla" 
Brans A Wilson 
Nip A Tuck 
(One to fill) 

Con«y Island, N. Y. 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
The Seebacks 
Adler A Arllne 
Gardiner 3 
Campbell Sisters 
Morton A Glass 
Doyle A Dixon 
Brles A King 
Billy MoDermott 
Gordon A Rlcca 
HENDERSON'S (ubo) 
Baiter Slaters 
Bedlnl A Arthur 
Ruth Roys 
Imhoff Conn A C 
Ryan A Lee 
Montgomery A Moore 
Lucy Gillette 
Trlxie Frlganza 
Delf A King 
Stanton Bros 



™._Jklyn 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
Franklin A Green 
Travllla Bros 
Donahue A Stewart 
Kenneth Casey 
Howard Estabrook 
Toyo Troupe 
Ed Blondell Co 
Clayton A White 
Chas McGood Co 

BUSHWICK (ubo) 
Clark A Bergman 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Van A Schenck 
Lydla Barry 
Colonial Belles 
James Montgomery Co 
3 Ankers 
Old Homestead 4 
Clalrmont Broa 

HALSEY (ubo) 
ekroblsch 

Emma Montrose Co 
Brans A Arken 
Montrose A Sard ell 
Pat Whits 

2d half 
May MeWUle 
Tom Rutherford Co 
Lynch A Zellar 
Frank Terry 
Maaoh A Murray 

5TH AV (ubo) 
May MeWUle 
Tom Rutherford Co 
Lynch A Zellar 
Rapf'a Review 
Frank Terry 
Spanish Ooldlnla 

2d half 
Skroblsch 

Emma Montrose Co 
Evans A Arken 
Beatrice Harlowe 

SHUBERT (loew) 
LAB Drew 
Lora Payne 
Frank Stafford Co. 
Sandy Shaw 
Ed Zoeller 8 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Josephine Davis 
Ward Bell A Ward 
Nichols Sisters 
Bernard A Harrington 
Cobsn A Young 
Reckless Trio 
(One to fill) 

PALACB (loew) 
Namba Bros 
Evans A Arken 
Moore A Elliott 
Hippodrome 4 
E Whiteside Ploks 

2d half 
Blanche Leslie 
Sampson A Douglas 
Frank Stafford Co 
Sandy Shaw 
Roy A Arthur 

BTJOU (loew) 
Ray Snow 
Richmond A Mann 
Honeyboy Minstrels 
Patrlcola A Meyers 
Wolgas A Olrlle 
(Two to All) 

'.d half 
Demerit A Collette 
Anderson A Burt 
(Trace DeWtnter* 
"Fascinating Flirts" 
Elkins Fay A B 
Les Cinaadoe 
(One so fill) 



WARWICK (loew l 
Shriner A Richards 
Little Miss Amerios 
The Cleyelanda 
(Thrso to fill) 
2d half 
Dorothy Turek Co 
The Demaoos 
(Four to fill) 

FULTON (loew) 
Purcella Broa 
John LaVler 
White Sisters 
"Honey Girls" 
Tom Mahoney 
3 Keltons 

2d half 
Rucker A Winlfrod 
Mellor A DePaula 
Owen McGlveney 
Maidle DeLong 
Stewart A Dakln 
iOne to fill) 

Albany, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Captain Kidder 
Elrey Sisters 
Ethel Mas Barker 
Samoya 
Perry A White 
Davit A Duval 
2d half 
Norman Bft.a 
Throe liOrettas 
Lawrence A Edwarda 
Bert K Forrest 
Oonne A Lewsey 
Chevalier A Marshall 

Altnn, ILL 

AIRDOMB (wva) 
Larry Comsr 
Davis Family 
2d half 
Gordon A Day 
Apdale's Animals 

Atlnntn 

FORSYTHB (ubo) 
Ray Dooley 3 
Walter Waltera 
Kitty Gordon Co 
Jack Wilson Co 
Galetti'a Monkeys 
(One to Oil) 

Atlantis City, N. J. 

GARDEN iubo) 
(Opening season) 
Roberta A Verera 
Brooks A Bowen 
Keno A Green 
H Brockbsak Co 
Kirk A Fogarty 
Blckel A Watson 
Primrose 4 
McClellan A Canon 



Blraelnnknsn, Ala. 

STONE O H (ubo) 
Walker A 111 
Ronair A Ward 
7 White Black Birds 

2d half 
Bobbins A Lyons 
Roach A McCurdy 
Leon's Models 



KEITHS (ubo) 
Balser Broa 
Webb A .Clifton 
Hawthorne A Inglls 
Valentine A Bell 
Rs Ball 

LeRoy Lytton Co 
Bernard Granville 
Sylvia Loyal 
FrlUi Scheff 

ST JAMES (loew) 
El Clevs 
"Side Lights" 
Ogden Quartet 
Plaano A Bingham 
Bogannl Troupe 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"Wrong or Right" 
Brown A Jackson 
Elsie Gilbert Co 
Beaals LeCount 
Juggling DeLlsle 
(One to fill) 

GLOBB (loew) 
Baker Slaters 
Walsh Lynch Co 
Smith A Farmer 
"Board School Girls" 
Bell Boy Trio 
3 Donalds 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Joe Keloey 
"Side Lights" 
Chas Lawlor A Girls 
Ergottl's Lilliputians 
Plsano A Bingham 
Juggling Nelson 
(One to fill) 

ODPHEUM (loew) 
Lillian Watson 
"Wrong or Right" 
Joe Kelcey 
Elsie Gilbert Girls 
Brown A Jackson 
Juggling DeLlsle 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Baker Sisters 



El Clevs 

"Board School Girls" 

Bell Boy Trio 

8 Donalds 

(Three to fill) 

Brlaarcnavt, Cesa. 

POLIS (ubo) 
Edwards Sisters 
Harry Cutler 
Whitfield A Ireland 
Anthony A Rlttlff 
"Mile a Minute" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Sllvenoa 

Harry A Eva Puck 
Trovoto 

"Mile a Minute" 
(Three to fill) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Esier A Webb 
(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Monty A Dot 
Doncourt A Mack 
(One to fill) 

Batta. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
"Just Half Way" 
Tabor A Green 
Maxlmllllan 
(Two to fill) 

Calnary 

PANTAGES (m) 
Hanlon Bros Co 
Barto A Clark 
Kltner Hayes A M 
Kelly A Oslvin 
Morton Bros 



Cal« _ 
MAJESTIC (orph) 
Naslmova 
Chick Sale 
Masle King Co 
Helen Brooke 
Comfort A King 
Moore Gardner A R 
JAB Dooley 
Sherman A Uttry 
Lunette Sisters 
McVlCKERB (loew) 
Leselck A Anita 
Napoll Duo 
"Sunnyslde of B'way" 
Olga De Baugh 
Hugo B Koch 
Bob Hall 
4 Valentines 

COLONIAL (loew) 
Blanche Sloan 
"Birthday Party" 
Alexander A Kerr 
Tun Chin Tr 
8 O'Nell Bisters 
Daniel Belmont Co 
Al H Wild 

2d half 
Von Cello 
Klaaa A Bernle 
Cooke A Rotkert 
Sadie Sherman 
Bryan Sumner Co 
Johnson A Dean 

Cincinnati. 

KE1TH'8 (ubo) 
Turner A Grace 
Sam Harris 
Stevens A Bordeaux 
Peterson Dick A M 
"Merry Makers" 

Calasnbln, Mo. 

STAR (wva) 
Burnham A Yant 

2d half 
Marr A Evans 

Oolnambna 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Johnathan 
Zylo Maids 
Whlttler's Boy 
Hawthorne's Minstrels 
Rosa A Aahton 
Ethel D June 

Detroit. 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Oxford Trio 
Florrle Mlllershlp 
Madden A FlUpatrlck 
Wood A Wyde 
H Croaman Co 
Al Herman 
Myrl A Delmar 

Dnlnta 

GRAND (wva) 
Georgallls Trio 
Dean Dorr A Dean 
J C Lewis Jr Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Johnson A Crane 
Kumry Bush A R 
Pearl Davenport 
Namba Family 

■ant St, Lamia, 111. 

ERBER'S (wva) 
Marcou 

Gllroy A Corlel 
Faber A Waters 
Cole Russell A D 
2d half 



_ nton, Oan. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Salt Lake Bsllss 
Gordon Hlghlandsrs 
Clark A McCullough 
Edith Helena 
Mint A Worts 

Blaelra, N. Y. 

MAJESTIC (ubo). 
Rommlna A Lyons 
Leon's Models 
Morrisssy A Haokott 
Everest's Monks 

2d half 
Klnkald KllUss 
MascoU A Athlete 
(Two to All) 

rail Hlwar, Mas*. 

BIJOU (loew) 
Chaa Lawlor A Girls 
-Fired from Yale" 
Mae Francis Co 
Ergottl's Lilliputian* 
lOne to nil) 

2d half 
Alvln A Kenny 
Lillian Watson 
Eddie A Ramsdell 
Cooper Bros 
(One to nil) 

Gram* Banian, Mlek 

RAMONA f ft. (UOO) 
Selma Brsats 
Harry Brssa 
Howard a McCane 
Coakley HAD 
WlUa Holt Wakefield 
Bowers W A 

Harrtebnrn, Pa. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Holly Hollls 
Tom Kyis Go 
Tom allien 
Fsrrell Taylor 3 

2d half 
Jim Doherty 
"Eloping" 
Fagg a Whits 
Merle's Cockatoos 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Martini A Maxlmllllan 
Florence Temponl 
K A A Nicholson 
Jaek Prince 
Sllverton Glrla 



PALACB (ubo) 
MlnU A Palmer 
Lockett A Waldron 
"Us" 

Grace Ds Mar 
Bison City Four 
7 Bracks 

2d half 
Pollard 

TAB Almond 
Chaa A Ada Latham 
Humorous 4 
Ths Staatons 
Pekln Myaterlss 

Hoankan, M. J. 



LYRIC (1°**) 
ng Nail 
Grace DeWlntera 



Juggling Nelson 



Recklelsa Trio 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Col Jack George 
Little Miss Amerios 
Ths Clevslsnds 
Chaa Ledegar 
(One to flu) 
JEFFERSON City. Mo 

GBM (wva) 
Marr A Evans 

2d half 
Burnham A Yant 

Indianapolis 

KBITH'B (ubo) 
Harry Banker 
Fagan A Byron 
Spiegel A Jones 
Hong Fong Mysterlee 

Itaaaa, B. Y. 

STAR (ubo) 
Klnkald Kilties 
MascoU A Athlete 

2d half 
Morrlssey A Hackett 
Everest's Monks 



ORPHBUM (wva) 
Princess Kalama 
MoMahon D A Chatow 
Davlea Family 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Badger Quartet 
Mr A Mrs F Allen 
Dave Ferguson 
Costa Troupe 
(One to fill) 



JacknaaTllla 

ORPHBUM (ubo) 
Musical Hunters 
Claire A Flo Gould 
8 Hlckey Bros 
Ethel McDonough 
Long Tack Bam 

Laaeastsr, Pa. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Jim Doherty 
Nagel A Fenolyn 81s 
Fagg A White 
"Eloping" 

2d half 
Holly Hollls 
Tom Kyle Co 
Tom allien 
"Bachelor Dinner" 

Losi A ancles 

ORPHEUM 
Harrla A Manlon 
Frances Nordstrom Co 
Mile Aldrlch 
Little Nap 
Tom Lewis Co 
Emma Cams 
4 Amaranths 
Lou Dockstader 

EMPRESS (loew) 
The Kennedys 
Madge Maltland 
"Auto Bandit" 
Chris Richards 
Fan ton's Athletes 

PANTAGES (m) 
"Garden of Rajah 
Florence Modena Co 



Mcsnni 
BAST BND PK 

(orph) 
(Sunday opening) 
5 Annapolis Boys 
Two Carltone 
Norwood A Hall 
Bus Claron 
Oeo Rossner 

BUIvennkaa 

MAJB8TIC (orph) 
Sylvester BohseSer 
Ben Weloh 

Ethel Blsttery (local) 
Hay ward Stafford Co 
Noroross A Holds- 
worth 
"Clown Seal" 

MlaaaanaUa 

GRAND (wva) 
BAA Grsssr 
Jarvls A Harrison 
Housley A Nloholss 
Four Valdaree 



SOHMBR PK (ubo) 
Julia Oonsnlee 
Tate A Tate 
WUlles 8 
4 Bolla Bros 
Aaahl Troupe 

Nswaak, B. J. 

MAJESTIC lloew) 
Demareet A Collette 
Roy A Arthur 
Owen McGlveney 
Hartley A Pecan 
Frevoll 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Arno A Btlokney 
Chas Delsnd Co 
Ray Snow 
Bvengall 
Crawford A Brodde- 

rick 
Equllll Bros 
(Ons to fill) 



POU'S (ubo) 
SUvenos 
Monty A Dot 
Chas A Ads Latham 
Trovoto 
•College Olrla" 
2d half 
Bdwards Bisters 
Cavanna Duo 

Whitfield A Ireland 
(Two to fill) 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Doncourt A Mack 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Bsler A Wsbb 
Mosconony Bros 
(Ons to All) 

New Rnsfrelle, B.Y. 

LOEW 
Bvene A Wilson 
White Llo 
Harry Thomson 

2d half 
Delmore A Light 
Hippodrome 4 
(One to fill) 

Barfslk, Vn. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Richmond split) 

1st hslf 

Great Carter (fullwk) 

Llpyd A Adams 

Llnd 

Vine A Temple 

Oakland 

ORPHBUM 
(Open Bun Mat) 

Adelaide A Hughes 

Mr A Mrs C DeHaven 

Fisher A Green 

Branson A Baldwin 

Pantser Duo 

Mme Beeson Co 

Newhoff A Phelps 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Opens Bun Map 

VonKleln A Gibson 

Tate's Motoring 

Curtis A Hsbard 

Taylor A Arnold 

Nolan A Nolan 

Johnson Howard A L 

OnAen, Utah. 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Leonard A Louie 
Merlin 

Mrs Louis James Co 
Margaret Farrell 
Ned Nestor A Olrln 

Pateraoa, N. J. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Harrison A White 
Grace Leonard 



Watson A Rush 
"Bachelor Dinner" 

2d half 
Nellie English 
Colonial Quartet 
Frank A Oeorgle 
Rice Sully A Scott 

Philadelphia 

GRAND (ubo) 
The Fresootts 
John A Mae Burke 
Tulte'a Collegtane 
Olldlng O'Mssras 
Drawee Halon A F 
Leaver- Leroy A D 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
McCloud A Carp 
Wlllard 

Mr A Mrs G Wilds 
Cecil Cunningham 
"Rod Heads" 
Henry Lewis 
Meehan'e Dogs 

PALACB (loew) 
Ben Bdwarda 
May Duryea Co 
Ooldlng A Keating 
"Girl In Moon" 
2d half 
Fenner A Fields 
Adolpho 

Ben A Hasel Mann 
Cycling McNutta 

Plttsanrsja. 

HARRIS (ubo) 
Alfred Farrell 
Gilbert A Barret 
Graham A Randall 
Mllllcent Doris 
"May Time" 
Grace A Burke 
Llbby A Barton 

Portland, Ore. 

BMPRB8S (loew) 
Maestro 

Bd A Jack Smith 
"Ths Way Out" 
Jenkins A Covert 
"Dairy Maids" 

PANTAGES (m) 
Floraas Troupe 
Stuart 

"Childhood Days" 
Cerletta 
Antrim A Vsle 



. JanaeK BU I. 
BMBRYOoew) 
Bessie LeCount 
Ryan Rlohneld Co 
Cooper Bros 
Alvln A Kenny 
(One to fill) 

2d hslf 
Smith A Farmer 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Ogen Quartet 
John LaVler 
(One to fill) 

HJansnead, Va. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Norfolk split) 
1st half 
Mra O Hughes Co 
Stsnley A La Block 
Bell Ringers (fullwk) 
(Two to nil) 



_►■*, in. 

ORPHBUM (wva) 
Maroon 

Bennle A Woods 
Mr A Mra F Allen 
White A Ystes 
Stan Stanley 

2d half 
Del Baity A Jap 
Bruce Morgan A fi 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Davlea Family 
(One to fill) 



tats. 

BMPRBB8 (loew) 
(Open Bun Mat) 
George De Alma 
Moss A Fray 
Frsnklyn Ardell Co 
Maude Tiffany 
Kanaiawa 8 

St. Lonla 

FR8T PK HIGHLD8 
(orph) 

(Sunday opening) 
Jaa H Cullen 
Rosello A Rosello 
Julia Curtis ' 
Ramadell Duo 
Bertlsch 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Klnso 

Louise De Foggl 
Isabelle Miller Co 
Ford A Truley 
Mystic Bird 

2d half 
Marcou 

"After the Wedding" 
Larry Comer 
Davis Family 
(One to All) 

HAMILTON (wva) 
Lou Chlha 
Duncan A Holt 
Clifford A Mack 
Gordon n\ Day 
H half 
Klnso 

3 American Girls 
Lazar A Dale 
Mystic Bird 

GRAND (wva) 
Tom Kuma 
Rooney A Bowman 
Olga De Baugh 
Prelle'e Circus 
Avellng A Lloyd 
Ambler Bros 
"In Old HeldMbrrg" 



gait 

PANTAGES (m) 
(Opens Wed Mat) 

Dolan A Lonharr 

Tom Kelly 

Reed Broa 

Gertrude VanDyck 

lleeman A Anderson 
St Pant 
PRINCESS (wva) 

Johnaon A Crane 

Kumry, Buah A R 

Pearl Davenport 

Namba Family 
2d halt 

Prlnoeaa Kalamo Duo 

La Petite Elva 

Earl A Edwarda 

Capt Geo Auger Co 

Sekonoatndy. N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Norman Broa 
Mms Dora Co 
Walter Weems 
Three Lorettss 
Gonne A Lewsey 
Chevalier A Marshall 

2d half 
Bobby Pandour 
Mme Dora Co 
Ivy A Ivy 
Naldy A Naldy 
(Two to fill) 

inn Diana. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Ed Reynard 
A Burt Wesner Co 
Mclntyre a Harty 
Roae Garden 
Delton Mareena A D 

nan jrrmaolano. 
ORPHBUM 

(Open Bun Mat) 
Hymaok 

Haveman'a Animals 
Nat WUla 
Hoey A Lee 
Marie Nodstrom 
Jordan Glrla 
Elisabeth Murray 
BMPRBBB (loew) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Lawton 
Klein Bros 
"On ths Rivera" 
Willis Smith 
GTravstte LaVondre Co 

PANTAGES (m) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Cora Corson 9 
Chaa Wayne Co 
Bob Albright 
Hodelin A Harron 
Kennedy A Mao 



ScmntsBf Pa, 

POLl'8 (ubo) 
Tb* Faynea 
Bogart A Nelson 
Beeaie Remple Co 
Mllo 

Clark A Vsrdl 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Stone A Alexis 
MoManus A Don Car- 
los 
"Between Trains" 
Chas Mack Co 
Javoy A Brennen 
Black A White 



EMPRB88 (loew) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Bllmna 

Oranla A Oranls 
"The Master Voice" 
Lew Walla 
2 Bryants 

PANTA0E8 (m) 
Oeo Primrose 
Early A Lalght 
Rhode A Crampton 
Arllne 

The Bremena 
Chartress Halliday Co 

nnatk Bona, inn. 

ORPHBUM (wva) 
Del Bslty A Jap 
Ernie A Brnlo 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Louise DeFoggl 
Creole Band 

2d half 
Margot Francois 
Dolly A Mack 
Lemon t Cowboys 
Ray Snow 
Laughllna' Dogs 
Banks na 

PANTA0E8 (m) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Tom Linton Olrls 
Eddie Rose 
King Thornton Co 
Jue Quong Tal 
Maye A Addis 
LaToaka 



PALACE (ubo) 
Pollard 
Jack Barnett 
Havana Duo 
Harry A Eva Puck 
"Mile a Minute" 

2d half 
Richards A Brandt 
Lockett A Waldron 
"Black A White Re- 
vue" 
LAM Hunting 
Bison City 4 



PANTAGES (m) 
Arlsona Joe Co 
Leonard Anderson Co 
Nnrthlane A Ward 
V«»nlta Gould 
3 Rlanos 



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14 



SHOW R E "VIEWS 



PASSING SHOW OF 1915. 

\11 the snap, go, vim and vl«or of "The 
Passing Show of 11115" at the Winter Garden 
are In the first act. If the two acts of the 
productions were transposed, auditors would 
t'urry away a much better impression of the 
performance than they will have until the sec- 
ond part has been polished up to compare with 
its predecessor. 

Everybody concerned must have worked 
themselves out on the first part, allowing the 
last half to take care of itself, which It does 
very badly. 

The new piece opened last Saturday night. 
It Btarts off briskly and continued in that 
style up to tho "Kagtlmo Overtures" number 
just before the finale. "Operatic ragtime" was 
given its death blow when Irving Berlin told 
all about it in his great "Watch Your Step" 
number. The ballet, put on by Theodor Kos- 
loff, closing the first act, did Its work well and 
prettily. It's so seldom a good looking premier 
who can dance on her toes reaches here from 
Europe that Maria Haldlna, in the lead, with 
Marilynn Miller, an American girl, also dan- 
cing, developed comeliness In addition to the 
ballet steps. There was not too much "ballet," 
and tho effort was worth the try at last, after 
the Winter Garden had tried so often without 
success In the same direction. 

Miss Miller propelled herself Into one of the 
star positions of tho show. She does a bit of 
everything, and Is given many chances, many 
more than Frances Pritchard, for Instance. 
This Is Miss Prltcbard's debut In a Garden 
production, but the house warmed right up 
to this modest little girl who didn't seem to 
know Decoration Day matinee that the ap- 
plause which stopped the show after her slight 
dancing effort was Intended for her. Miss 
Pritchard Is plentifully supplied with person- 
ality, of the kind that most strongly appeals. 

There is quite a little "book" to the first 
part. It was written, with the lyrics, by Har- 
old Atterldge, the continuous maker of Win- 
ter Garden's stories. Mr. Atterldge does re- 
markably well, considering what he must do, 
rilease everybody even though be Is not pleas- 
ng himself. The story Is of "Experience" go- 
ing through the Broadway theatres. The pass- 
ing revue doesn't pass any too quickly, and 
it seems to like "The Song of Songs" best. 
When "The Song of Songs" got tangled up 
with "Twin Beds" in a second act scene. It 
was some tangle. "Polygamy" stopped over 
on this sceno also, which was the big scream 
for George W. Monroe, as the fourth wife of 
Daniel Calkins (Harry Fisher). When Mr. 
Calkins entered his bed chamber that had 
four twin beds and a time clock, saw hla four 
wives whom he thought were asleep, and no- 
ticed a couple of young men under two of the 
beds, he remarked that It wouldn't have been 
so trying on him had all of his wives been 
unfaithful, but to make It 00-60 was sadden- 
ing, or something to that effect. But before 
that Mr. Monroe, while disrobing had trouble 
removing his corset, after he had looked 
under the bed, and stuck a sign on the foot 
of his little twin reposing place, which read 
"Please Stop Here." But after Mr. Monroe 
had Anally removed his corset, he rubbed his 
sides In the good old way and the women 
around laughed as they always do at this 
stuff. Nevertheless to those who believe George 
Monroe Is the funniest man In the world, he 
is still funny, and so Is Mr. Fisher, who only 
sea-Honed once. 

Later on In a travestied scene of Andro- 
cles and the Lion," Willie Howard did very 
familiar work with the animal (Arthur Hill). 
Those were the happy moments of the second 
part, for those who were seeing these bits for 
the first time, though no babies In arms are 
allowed in the Winter Garden. Willie How- 
ard was himself in character very infre- 
quently. He was about everything else tnougn 
he could be, and he. with hla brother, Eugene, 
did about the best bll of the performance In 
their "Trilby" number, Eugene surprising with 
the excellence of his Svcngall impersonation 
(straight), and Willie Pitting over the t Z u, T 
humor ho is capable of as Trilby. Also about 
the musical honors went to "My Trilby Maid 
here as sung by Eugene. But both brothers 
blackened the record in the Shakespeare In- 
cident, which could be thrown out along with 
"Ragtime Overtures." When Willie Howard 
Is more Willie Howard and lens of others, he 
will be funnier. There Is so much of Imitation 
In his "Broadway Sam" that that might suf- 
fice for the full performance as far as he is 
concerned in an impersonating way. 

John Charles Thomas Is the tenor, taken 
away from "The Peasant Girl" as was Miss 
Pritchard. for this engagement. Mr. Thomas 
often vocalized, alone and in company, put 
ho left no song hit behind. He was "Youth 
in "Experience." All the girls were after 
him, until he went broke in n gambling mene 
that was something near what 'Fads and 
Fancies" had but didn't use. Frances Dem- 
arest, who looked good and sang the Bame, 
was ono of the women ; Juliet Llppe was an- 
other. Miss Llppe having tho runway nil to 
herself for ono entrance on a song number. 

A little girl up at the Garden for the first 
time, and she is very tiny. Daphne Pollard, 
will become a permanent fixture there, after 
securing hor bearings. Daphne is the little 
soubret of the, Pollard Opera Company, tne 
Australian organization. Ginger is best un- 
derstood by her and when who Is working 
easily .tho others around will have to step 
lively. Miss Pollard didn't get her real chance 
until 5:15. with "Panama-Pacific Rag." but 
made It compare In applause at that late 
hour with any previous number. 

The music was written by I^eo Edwards, 
W F Peters and J. Leubrlo Hill. Mr. Atter- 
ldge wrote all of the lyrics excepting for the 
"Broadway Sam" song. Bobby Jones of Bos- 
ton composed for "My Trilby Maid," nn-1 ' The 
Midnight Cakewalk nail" is a Maurice Abra- 
hams song. Mr. Peters had four songs : 
••Springtime In the Country," "I Will Follow 
Her" "There's Something Missing In the 
Movies" and "Tho Spon'.sh Fandan^." Mr. 
Hill had "My Trombone Man and Mv 
Brother Bill." ..... 

"Something Wrong in the Movies as lyric- 



ally written by Atterldge and well delivered 
by John T. Murray, was one of the first part 
successes. Mr. Murray took his light role of 
"Experience" rather nicely throughout, in a 
semi-straight style that got the points over. 
He was prominent and in fast company, so 
the result counts* for so much more for him. 
From a small time single to a leading role at 
the Winter Garden is some leap, to catch your 
footing at the other end, and Mr. Murray did 
catch on. 

Boyle and Brazil had their speciality to fill 
In a wait, and were helped along In it by Miss 
Pritchard, who made a trio out of the two- 
act. Sam Hearn and Helen Eley were a 
couple of others, who did the little they were 
called upon to do, Mr. Hearn at one time play- 
ing hlB violin on the opposite aide of the stage 
from where Rodion Mendelvltch was playing, 
also on a violin, his own composition, "The 
Nightingale," as the accompaniment for Bal- 
dlna's dance. It's a pretty dance piece. 

Then there were Irene West and Her Royal 
Hawaiian Sextet, who had a number by them- 
selves near the finale of the show, with a 
couple of Hawaiian girls doing a Hula Hula, 
while some of the choristers dove into the 
tank behind them. It made an active stage 
picture. Bos Ides were Eleanor Pendelton, who 
led the Polo Girls; Rosle Qulnn In front of 
the Baseball Girls and Leola Lucy, before the 
Fishing Girls In the "Sports" number, when 
all of the girls either threw balls or held their 
ttsh poles over the audience, from the run- 
way, bare legs being the principal display In 
this exhibit. 

A lot of girls in this Winter Garden Bhow. 
Twenty-four ponies alone, mostly all working 
In the numbers staged by Jack Mason. J. C. 
Huffman stages the production, that haa sb 
a scenic effect an "Aeroplane Invasion," pre- 
sumably of a Zeppelin-bombarded European 
town. It is a miniature variation of "Fire 
and Flame," with electric bolts used for the 
noise and Illusion. Neither good nor bad, It 
became merely a diversion. 

The costuming of "The Passing Show of 
1015" Is distinctly different from the usual 
run of Garden productions. The program Bays 
Mrs. J. J. Shubert designed them. There were 
some excellent effect In clothes, and all were 

sane. . _, 

Provided the Garden can build up its second 
act, it is going to have a summer show. But 
to let it run in its present way will be taking 
too many chances that those who see It will 
remember the last act only, forgetting the 
first. Just now it is a badly balanced show. 

Bime. 



PALACE. 

There is a show at the Palace this week 
that ranks with the best of the season and 
that Is saying a lot. It Is a vaudeville show 
of a standard that could not be beat, com- 
bining as It does all that goes toward a per- 
fect program. Whether with malice afore- 
thought or by accident the bookers have also 
arranged one of the best travesty performances 
on record. There is an instance of thla in 
the first half of the bill and another In the 
closing portion. Incidentally, the vaudeville 
"regulars" did much to uphold the laurels of 
their profession, especially when It is con- 
sidered they appeared on a bill that was head- 
lined by Mme. Emma Calve, and the prima 
donna did not walk away with all the honors 
of the performance. The famous Diva re- 
ceived an ovation on her appearance, but 
it was due to the patriotic spirit of the 
audience that she scored so tremendously at 
the close of her act. Tuesday night Calve 
sang but two of her programed numbers, in- 
terpolating In place of one of them "The Star 
Spangled Banner," which she sung to the 
accompaniment of the orchestra. Not since 
the days of the Spanish-American War when 
John Philip Sousa first accustomed the 
audience to rise while the National anthem 
was being played, has there been displayed 
the patriotic enthusiasm In any New York 
theatre at the sound of this song as was 
shown at the Palace Tuesday. The house 
arose with one accord and remained standing 
throughout the entire song, after which they 
applauded and shouted, "bravos." 

The Palace contained an audience that filled 
all the seats, with the exception of a few In 
the balcony. The gallery and lower floor 
seemed to bold capacity, and tho boxes were 
crowded. The lower floor audience was late in 
arriving and thla detracted from the chance 
of the two opening acts to get over to their 
full value. Taking this into consideration 
both turns scored successfully. 

Lucy Gillette opened the bill, following a 
news weekly. The setting along with the cos- 
tuming Immediately spelled "class" for the 
turn. Miss Gillette ran through her routine 
of Juggling and balancing In a manner that 
brought frequent applause Interruption. At 
the finish thero was enough applause to give 
tho little performer three curtains. 

Willard, the Man Who Orows, had the 
"No. 2" Bpot, and although the late comers 
were walking In on him, he held the attention 
from the opening speech of his act. His com- 
edy got over nicely and his growing feats 
mystified. This was particularly noticeable 
because of Ure buzz of conversation that ran 
through the^udlence for fully half a minute 
Hfter the applause at the finish of his act 
had subsided. 

Clifton Webb, assisted by Gloria Goodwin 
and accompanied by a Russian orchestra of 
nine musicians, followed Willard. Webb is 
the first of the male dancers to take it upon 
himself to seize the starring honors of his 
act. Tho girl who dances with him Is a 
good stepper and is entitled to as much on 
tho program as he Is, even though sho doesn't 
share 50-50 when It comes to splitting the 
salary envelope. 

George Whiting and Sadie nurt, down next 
to closing the first part, were a riot. Using 
the "Question" song to open the team makes 
a distinct impression. Miss Burt's "I Must 



Learn to Spell." was a comedy bit that was 
appreciated. "I'm Going to Make You Love 
Me" made a corking closing double number, 
and In aplte of the fact that Palace audiences 
have beard It times Innumerable the man- 
ner in which Whiting and Burt put It over is a 
delight. 

George Howell and Co., In "The Red-Fox 
Trot," cloaed tns first part, and the act 
was liked because It was the broadest kind of 
a travesty on the Webb act which preceded 
it. 

In the second half of the show three acts 
following each other, each brought a riot 
of applause. The first was George McKay 
and Ottle Ardine. The team had the audience 
walking in after Intermission, but once they 
were underway there was nothing to stop 
them. McKay had them laughing all the 
time, and even aft*»r a five-minute encore the 
audience was asking for more — though Mme. 
Calve followed them. 

After the prima donna, Trlxle Friganza 
took the stage and scored the third successive 
riot. The comedienne gave a moment's bur- 
lesque of an opera singer that brought shrieks 
of laughter. Incidentally Miss Friganza Is 
doing a sequel to "No Wedding Bells for Me" 
that is a scream. She Is using It In place 
or the Suffragette Squaw. Otherwise her act 
<s the same. Delmore and Lee were the 
closers and they held the audience In to the 
last minute. They were one of the thrills of 
the bill. Fred. 



AMERICAN. 



The show at the American, downstairs for 
the first half of the current week, ran like 
a well oiled machine Monday afternoon with 
an occasional burst of speed displayed, cul- 
minating with the appearance of Jones and 
Sylvester In next to closing spot, where they 
eclipsed everything else on the bill and wound 
up to one of the biggest hits of their young 
careers. 

Prior to their appearance the honors were 
about evenly divided between El Cleve and 
Princeton and Yale. The latter act captured 
the comedy prize of the day with little or no 
competition. El Cleve, In kilts, played pop- 
ular, operatic and Scotch medleys with the 
modern numbers featured. El Cleve seems 
to carry all the requirements, but occasionally 
slows up for no apparent reason. However, 
considering the many xylophone turns In com- 
parison, this fellow has gone out for a little 
novelty and succeeds easily. 

Anna Boyd opened the bill, following a line 
of pictures, offering four songs with three 
changes. "Jane" used as an opener brought 
the best results. Miss Boyd Is reasonably 
pretty and has sufficient "pep" and person- 
ality to hold up in the "pop" houses. Open- 
ing the American bill is a poor place for the 
best act, but Anna Boyd did It and lived right 
up to expectations. 

Morris and Parks landed nicely with their 
dancing. Morris has a rather unique line of 
eccentricity and can dance. Parks is the 
same dapper little "straight," feeds well and 
builds a likeable contrast for the turn. They 
held the second spot and were followed by 
Anderson and Burt with their comedy sketch 
which revolves around the old theme anent the 
wife teaching her spouse a lesson. The act 
manages to connect with sufficient laughs. 

A serial held the position of a regular act 
as did a Keystone with neither getting above 
average results. Eadle and Ramsden had a 
conspicuous spot with a vehicle built around 
the man's ability to twist The woman takes 
up valuable time with second choruses that 
neither earned nor deserved much. The man 
Is decidedly clever in his particular specialty 
and will eventually land. Just now the turn 
is poorly constructed without theme or pos- 
sibility and although It passes, should be im- 
proved. 

Frank Stafford and Co., connected with his 
novel turn, carrying two people and two dogs. 
Stafford has the light Idea, carefully dresses 
It and capably presents It. The Equilll Broth- 
ers closed. Wynn. 

ROYAL 

The Royal's summer policy is almost Iden- 
tical with that now In vogue at the Harlem 
opera house and Fifth Avenue ( even to the out- 
side billing of tbe show. The exhibition of 
telegrams sent by vaudevillians to the U. B. O. 
bookers, saying that they are Indebted to them 
In more ways than one and to repay their 
kindnesses are willing to stand a cut In salary 
In order to play the Royal, et cetera, is also 
played up on boards outside the theatre. 

With a holiday Monday and the weather 
great for the ball games, parades, and outdoor 
attractions the matinee business looked away 
off amund starting time but about 3 :30 the 
audience had picked up In buncheB and filled 
up the big house pretty comfortably. Once 
they started coming they percolated In fast. 

The show ran to comedy and music and the 
folks showed keen appreciation. The Royal 
dished out plenty of photoplay subjects, one 
being a three-reeled Essanay, "Vengeance" 
which was well acted and staged. Then there 
was a Charlie Chaplin reissue by the Key- 
stone which filled In acceptably. 

The opening picture, "Light O' Love" (Sellg), 
was of weak scenario construction. The first 
act was Helene and Emllon (New Acts) which 
pleased. The Jewell Comedy Four had no 
trouble at all with their combined display of 
comedy and harmony. The boys appeared all 
slicked up In their evening clothes and silk 
toppers and they have changed their program 
considerably. The "Sunday" song was the 
opener and the boys made it buzz. They' put 
in a barbershop chord. "Turn Over," between 
verses that helped immensely. The comedy 
chap and another member of the quartet did 
a "cissy" number that got good results. For 
an encore the Jewell singers offered their 
nonsensical "Mary Had a Little Mule" bit. 

The Howard-Chaso Co. of three people, with 
one man digging up some old, old slang 
phrases, offered a sketch of small-time pro- 
portions. The man working "straight" was 
handed a bigger laugh than tfle audience got 



l l JJ ny £ lme ? h ** the other boy slammed a 
good-looking derby down too bard on the hat 
rack. There's much farcical by-play but of 
the type that appealed to the holiday crowd. 
Arter tbe Chaplin film Manager Eagan made 
some announcements about the new bills. 
Charles Inness and Maud Ryan were next. 
ir*®.. 1107 *! *udience couldn't get Miss Ryan's 
Ridding at first but once the comprehension 
waa , 8t * r J e d the turn was received most cor- 
,y .* Jnness* voice appeared to be in un- 
usually line fettle and he received considerable 
applause for his numbers. The changes of 
dress by Miss Ryan proved better than some 
of the recent weekly wardrobe displays by the 
films. 

' A n Dream °f the Orient" was stronger 
vocally than In any other way although a 
violin number by one of the girls and the 
Ruslsan legmanla of the young man In the 
turn ran tne voices of the prima donna and 
the musical director a close second. Strange to 
ear the girls of the chorus displayed better 
voices that heard In the pop revues and 
tabs of late. The act Is a conglomerated 
affair, with seven girls working in Oriental 
costumes, several showing dancing ability 
when working with the young man who was 
supposed to have dreamed himself into the 
midst of that Turkish harem setting. Act 
sure to get biggest results in the cosmopolitan 
neighborhoods where they are strong for 
vocalizing. 

James Thornton was the same Jim, and 
he worked to big laughing results with his 
Irresistible monologue. Thornton sang "Mov- 
ing Pictures" at the opening and for the 
closing offered "Standing in tbe Old Bread- 
line," which J. T. said he had only written 
the night before. This breadline number has 
a sentimental lyrical refrain and Is worded In 
the Thornton style of his old successes. 

The show closed with a trampoline and tri- 
horizontal bar turn by Rice, Sully and Scott. 
The men show an Inclination to stall but for 
the pop houses the circus antics are bound 
to score. Jfarfc. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

The Fifth Avenue was Jammed to suffffoca- 
t'on Monday night. The holiday and an all- 
women bill were responsible for the business 
and the show as a whole gave big satisfaction. 

There was one man on the bill, but he 
announced his presence there didn't count, 
but that it was necessary to say a few words 
about the travel pictures which none of the 
women around were familiar with, so the pic- 
tures of the Florida waters were shown with- 
out conflicting with feminine turns to folluw. 

Mabel Burke, with a strong voice of pleas- 
ing proportions, sang the 111. song which was 
offered In picture form. The audience got 
in on the chorus and helped Miss Burke's 
popularity for the moment. The show proper 
Ftarted when the Three English Girls danced 
and performed a few acrobatics after the 
fashion of the old English Rosebuds and other 
feminine dancing girls from across the waters. 

Carrie Lille sang, but only one song really 
got her anything. Miss Lille needs a song 
program, and one that would do away with 
much of the sameness noticeable in her pres- 
ent routine. Ezler and Webb exchanged merry 
repartee with a lot of It going to waote. These 
women make themselves heard every second 
they are on the stage, but the talk Is not 
of ths beet. 

A decided novelty was the Injection of 
foreign women Into the bill. Sumlko (the 
"Mary Garden of Japan") and Company ap- 
peared. The lady from the Orient is ac- 
companied by a chorus of four Japanese wom- 
en who dance a little and occasionally let 
loose a note or two during several of the 
song numbers. Sumlko's voice is sweet and 
musical and she sings easily, so what does 
the rest matter? The Fifth Avenue audience 
thoroughly enjoyed the Sumlko offering and 
while this Is not her first appearance at this 
house her act went much better than on the 
previous trip. 

While Nonette, who appeared next to clos- 
ing, was the big hit of the night, the sur- 
prise hit of the show was that furnished by 
Weston and Leon, wherein the versatility of 
the little blonde lady proved wonderfully en- 
tertaining and amusing. 

Robbie Gordone's posing act pleased. It was 
a "sight act" that gave diversion to the bill. 
Following Nonette's success came "The Pet- 
ticoat Minstrels," Introducing an act that 
looked almost like the first one that came 
out of Philadelphia. 

This feminine minstrel turn is of the usual 
routine, solos and cross-fire gags, with two 
women In burnt cork. One, Margaret Spencer, 
worked as though she was recovering from a 
cold, while the other's voice seemed to have 
been overworked of late. "Petticoat Min- 
strels" can play any pop house and change 
Its hilling to suit any neighborhood. Mark. 



23D STREET. 

The best show at this house In a good many 
weeks was there Monday afternoon, with an 
audience that filled nearly every seat In the 
house, with the exception of the boxes, de- 
spite that It was a holiday and summer 
weather outside. Six acts, a feature, a Key- 
stone, and a serial, comprised the show. 

Falke and Adams (New Acts) opened with 
a good start, singing and dancing. The ap- 
plause never ceased for Davit and Duval, fol- 
lowing with their comedy sketch, concerning 
two unfortunate vaudevillians out of work. 

Gordon and Rica next received goodly ap- 
plause, with their novel cycling turn. The 
fellow Is an excellent performer on the wheels, 
while his partner, a petite girl, has a fair 
voice and plenty of personality. The serial 
followed. 

The first real hit came from singing and 
playing by Four Melodious Chaps, an act far 
away from the company It belongs In. 

Lillian Devere (New Act) next to closing 
the vaudeville portion, ran tho previous turn 
a close race for hit honors. Barrows, Martin 
and Mllo, with a newcomer In the act handling 
the comedy end, concluded the vaudeville. 

A feature closed the show. 



SHOW REVIEWS 



IS 



HARLEM OPERA HOUSE. 

The Harlem opera house haa blossomed forth 
In Its summer flneiy. Harry Swift has taken 
his crash suit out of camphor and the ushers 
are all arrayed In light uniforms. The lobby 
haa been cleared of most of the frames and 

Jilctures and there are a string of hanging 
eras down the center that are refreshing to 
the eye. The orchestra also has been uni- 
formed and the rail around the pit has been 
transformed Into splashing fountain. There 
are 82 sprays, each playing over a varl-col- 
ored glass shade. The entire effect la very 
pretty. 

Memorial Day matinee the house was well 
crowded. The box office total a little before 
fire must hare been In the neighborhood of 
1400. There were standees at the back of the 
house as early as four o'clock. The bill con- 
sisted of seven acts and pictures. 

Welmers and Burke (New Acts) opened the 
show and scored effectively. The team was 
followed by an old Keystone comedy with 
Chaplin. This picture was taken In the days 
when Chaplin worked without his comedy 
make-up relying solely on his falls for laughs. 
Judged with the present Chapllns It Is re- 
markable what a moustache and a pair of 
baggy trousers can do for a comic. 

At the supper show Sophie and Harry Ever- 
ett were put on to follow this picture. The 
afternoon program was shy one act through 
the failure of Dempsey and Leonard to show. 
For the matinee Madge Vole and Co. In "Dum- 
Dums" (New Acts) were on In this spot 
The act just wavered between being a tre- 
mendous riot and a flat failure. This was 
due to the overacting of two of the players. 
An HI song split the bill, following the sketch. 

The last four acts were run without film 
Interruption. Roach and McCurdy started this 
section. The act Is rich In comedy, the men 
doing, practically a white face "rube" Mc- 
Intyre and Heath. There Is one thing that 
could be cut to advantage and that Is the at- 
tempt to put over a serious ballad by one of 
the men. He has no voice and Is constantly 
off key. 

John B. Hymer and Co. In "Jlmtown Junc- 
tion" were the hit of the bill. The sketch was 
a laugh from start to finish. Norman and 
Toomey were down next to closing and their 
eccentric dance at the finish got them over 
In great shape. 

The Four Charles were the closing turn 
and besides holding the audience they received 
frequent applause. The change from the 
kitchen scene to the fancy with the quick 
change of costume by the quartet was an ap- 
plause winner. A serial finished the bill. 

Fred. 

PROCTOR 7 S~~58TH ST. 

To know what they want and give It to them 
Is the policy Manager John Buck, of the 88th 
Street, Is following. If there are audiences 
anywhere that are more satisfied with shows 
they are hard to find. Plenty of pictures and 
a goodly quantity of rough comedy Is a meal 
that Is relished most highly In these parts. 

Tuesday night found the house well filled, 
only the boxes lacking capacity. For 4 neigh- 
borhood house the 68th Street Is doing re- 
markable business. 

The Three Lorettas opened with music. The 
little fellow came in for well-deserved ap- 
plause on the strength of his dancing and 
general behavior, Including the Chaplin lm- 

Eersonatlon. It seemed almost positive that 
e would do a Chaplin when he made his first 
appearance. A trio of saxophones were handled 
capably. Susanne Rocamore. for a single, 
showed some novel Ideas In her songs. The 
use of the looking-glass for the first number 
la rather an old Idea, but It went well here. 
Her other numbers also pleased. This young 
woman's appearance Is top-notched at all times. 
The blond pianist Is capable In his line. A 
two-reel episode came next. Harry Le Clair, 
with his distinctive comedy Jumped Into Im- 
mediate favor with his first number, "They 
Are Only Amateurs." 

The most burly burly and girlie act of the 
bill was "In Old Tyrol," which has three 
principals and a hard-working chorus of six 
girls, who dance with considerable vim. Two 
of these girls are hlgh-klckers and try to out- 
do each other. The comedians got laugh after 
laugh, although not possessing any material 
anywhere near original. The young woman 
who leads the numbers looks rather attractive, 
her last drees especially being worth while. 

A song contest In which all of the audience 
Is supposed to Join In followed the girl turn. 
Slides are used for this, but no singer. The 
audience came forth quite readily with their 
voices. A leader would be a good Idea, and 
as songs from only one music firm are used 
on a night one would undoubtedly be furnished 
without expense to the house. 

Norton end Ayree, a couple with plenty of 
personality, fared fairly well. They are clever 
entertainers and It would not be surprising to 
see them steadily advance. The kidding with 
the girl please*. Bobby Pandur and Bro. 
closed a satisfactory bill. 



86TH STREET. 

The show at the Moss' 86th Street theatre 
may have been framed for a summer pro- 
gram with the bill so measured that It would 
not cost a fortune, yet constitute sufficient 
entertainment to keep the people Interested In 
this theatre, which Is In a very busy little 
neighborhood that has a picture house about 
every four doors. Admitting that there was 
a hot-weather calculation, the bill as revealed 
Tuesday night provided bully entertainment. 
The program was light, to be sure, but still 
heavy enough to hold down the small price 
of admission. 

Powder and Capman started the show. They 
are dancers, but slip In enough songs to give 
'em a chance to catch their broath. Eccentric 
dancing in soft shoes Is their forte. They 
dance effectively, but should tl vote time to 
practicing a more original routine. One man 
should keep his eyes open tor a song that 
would suit his voice and style r l delivery- Bob 



Anderson and his trained pony were big favor- 
ites. Giving bob careful scrutiny mlgbt cause 
suspicion that he was trying to look like Jack 
Norworth or Jack barryinore, but he has a 
nice personality and works quietly, so a big 
score was easy at the 8ttih Street. The pony 
behaved splendidly and there was much en- 
thusiastic applauding at the close. 

Ned Qerara on the scoreboard proved to be 
young Joe Fonuoller. he had a suit some- 
what in keeping with his barberod red hair. 
Joe plays an accordion with the piano- board 
key plan and plays It well, his pop stuff at 
the close bringing him the palm. 

"The War of the Wild" (101 Bison) was 
full of wild animals, 'ihe animation of this 
picture made the moves in the serial at tbe 
close look mighty tame. Lynn Canton (New 
Acts) pleased, while the Devoy-Faber Co. 
caused some fun with their farcical sketch. 
It's not played as well as some months ago, 
yet the characters are sufficiently portrayed 
to give satisfaction In the pop neighborhoods. 

About the best act of the evening was Til- 
ford and his ventrilequlal figure. He has a 
splendid singing voice and works up his talk 
with the dummy without becoming boresome. 
Tilford has a new dummy and he derives con- 
siderable comedy out of the eyes the tig u re 
makes at his direction. For the summer ill- 
ford might get a nifty Norfolk suit or wear 
white flannels. The Pelli Trio (New Acts) 
closed with the film episode following. 

Mark. 



ACADEMY OF MUSIC 

The Impossible happened Monday night at 
this William Fox house. An act actually 
stopped the show. The honor went to Harry 
Hlnes (New Acts) who happened to be trying 
out his new act down here. 

The Decoration Day night audience, evi- 
dently after a good time all day, was in a 
happy mood and although not snowing much 
entnuslaam to any of the other acts on tne 
bill were willing victims of Hlnes' amusement 
and he was the hero of the evening. 

The house was comfortably filled, not capac- 
ity but a crowd that would All many an 
ordinary slxed theater. The usual eight-act 
bill with a feature at the end made up the 
program. 

Murphy and Foley, boys in brown face, 
opened with a danelng routine taking in some 
Intricate steps. They started things as well 
as any one could. The white suits looked 
nice and appropriate for the weather. Betty 
Dee (New Acts) brought out the first songs 
of the evening. 

Dick Crohus and Co. furnished large human 
Interest with a few laughs on the side with 
their race track skit. The character work of 
Crollus shows up strongly throughout. The 
other two people handle their parts well. 
Rooney and Russell added more dancing and 
also some singing. The young woman is a 
nifty dresser and her partner, Rooney, a 
nimble stepper. His present idea of dancing 
whatever is asked of him furnishes some 
laughs aa worked out with the slips of paper. 
The Naesses (New Acta). 

The vaudeville portion closed with the Fly- 
ing Rusaells, who put great snap into their 
work on the trapeze. The men keep their 
appearance as attractive as tights can make 
them. 

Two single reel pictures came In between 
the acts on two occasions. A drama did fairly 
well and the other, an animated cartoon 
brought forth some merriment. 



LOEWS ORPHEUM. 

A mighty good small time bill at the Or- 
pheum on 80th street the first half. The show 
ran along well from the start to the finish 
and the audience frequently expressed Its ap- 
proval. Seven acts and four reels comprised 
the program, the show opening with a vaude- 
ville turn, and closing with a Keystone com- 
edy. 

The Purcella Brothers, opening, gave the 
show a good start with dancing. The boys 
are using "I'm Going Back to the Farm" for 
one of the big numbers. Their sing-sing step- 
ping at the close is what sends the act over. 
A weekly pictorial followed the *ACt- Mellor 
and De Paula .(with the woman billed as 
"Melby") followed the picture and opened 
strong with the straight singing. Opening 
with "Go Forth and Find" as a duet they 
swing Into "My Hero" for the finish of the 
straight singing. For the close their light 
opera burlesque Is the same that has been 
done In vaudeville for years but It still seems 
to get over. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cappelan In "Hiring a Maid" 
had the house laughing from start to finish. 
The current Installment of a serial split the 
show here. 

Fiddler and Shelton on after the picture did 
not seem to get to the audience at the open- 
ing but once they were under way It was 
very easy going. At the close there was 
enough applause to warrant an encore which 
was not given. The "School Days" act was 
a riot with the Upper Bast Side audience. 
It Is the sort of "hokum" they like and they 
roared their heads off at the antics of the 
kids. It might be a good Idea to frame that 
bit Of hitting Sassy Little amidships with a 
ball thrown from the audience, for It brought 
a big laugh. 

Tom Mahoney next to closing had a hard 
time, getting going after the big act but final- 
ly he held the audience with his Irish hod 
carriers' meeting and got a number of laughs. 
The Three Donalds closed, with a comedy 
reel to follow. Fred. 

NATIONAL. 

In the Bronx among other houses is Loew's 
National. Monday was Decoration Day and 
an usually attractive one for outdoor amuse- 
ments found the house rather light at the 
matinee. 

Pictures and six arts of vaudeville form the 
part of the town at least. The show started 
policy. It seems to be satisfactory for that 



Monday with a railroad serial that had a bit 
of hair-raising work that quickened the senses 
of the early comers. A Vitagruph Injected a 
little comedy but the people lu It seemed to 
be minus material for results. 

Frank Ward started the vaudeville end. 
Ward sings, dances and does a Bert Williams 
poker bit He does this well. The Hlckvllle 
Minstrels next did fairly and were followed 
by a two-part serial which is like all other 

Clotures of this kind — they furnish nothing 
ut chase after chase In every episode. Dixie 
Glrard opened after this Improbable him and 
It may have been due to the picture ahe was 
somewhat quietly received. Then again Dixie 
may have been a bit to blame herself. 

The big act and the hit of the bill was 
"The Boarding School Girls," a girl turn that 
has snap from start to finish. The girl 
comedienne Is different and scores on that ac- 
count. Boys In the Bronx like to see girlies 
In pajamas as well as the Inhabitants of any 
other place. The girls are more lively than 
ever before. New material In songs and 
talk Is needed by Crawford and Broderlck. 
"Kiss Your Little Baby" at this date seems 
to say something is wrong. This couple ap- 
pears to be letting things slip just when they 
should be taking a brace. The Landry broth- 
ers closed. The hanging by the head business 
gives the men something out of the ordinary. 
A more satisfactory closer of the acrobatic 
type could not be asked. 

The feature picture for the first half was 
"The Spanish Jade" (Paramount). 



him due credit with applause. J. Melville, a 
light juvenile, added class In looks to the 
show snd dsneed well, especially with Helen 
Hudson, and afterward did a two-act with 
Charlie Wood (Joe's younger brother). 
Charlie Is a Hebrew comedian who seems to 
be feeling his wsy and doing It with some 
judgment, though he over-works his falsetto 
voice. The Hudson Bisters, Helen and Ola, 
did a nice Russian or Polish dance In "Imi- 
tation" of the Dolly Slaters. Both girls came 
out of the line and returned to It, but Helen 
Hudson could easily become a regular prin- 
cipal of a tab show. She has looks besides 
knowledge of what should be done snd how 
to do It. A young violinist, Irving Rothschild. 
Is a decided feature with the turn. He plsys 
straight and rag, but Is growing a bit care- 
less In his work, watching the audience too 
closely to leave the Impression of sincerity In 
his plsylng. He Is a pleasant appearing 
youngster and can play. Someone might lake 
a fatherly Interest In him. Another young 
man Joined one of the girls In singing "Para- 
dise," bringing It up to many encores. A 
plsy of this sort may run abort on the scenic 
production end. without having It missed, but 
equipment would help. Still tabs must secure 
work before expected to go beyond the Initial 
expense, and If any tab deserves a chance to 



JEFFERSON. 

Business normal at the Jefferson Monday 
night. Because of four shows on the holiday 
no Country Store was offered. 

Two Vagabonds with their musical act 
opened and started It off with applause. The 
boys should find some new clothes. Those now 
worn are not right, despite their names. They . 
play well enough for the pop houses, and a 
fairly good routine of songs. 

Waldron and Rio, In burlesque magic, re- 
ceived many laughs. These fellows do a 
number of magical tricks and after each It 
Is exposed by the comedian. Louise Mayo was 
next with four numbers. She has personality, 
voice, and looks and was one of the bits. 

The laughing success of the show was 
scored by r 'Her First Case." though the card 
did not ssy who the company was playing the 
sketch. A serial was next 

Irwin Bros, and Dixon (New Act) followed, 
and got a few laughs, from rough comedy by 
the comedian. Some numbers are used with 
a conversational song to finish. 

Mcintosh and Musical Girls, next, got them 
as they were going out. but made the best 
of things, with their playing and singing. The 

fflrls look attractively In scotch kUta. The 
lttle girl has ability and la a big help to the 
act. The other girls play and sing Impres- 
sively. . 

Guy Bartlette, monologlst, next to closing, 
pleased those remaining with some old talk 
that has begun to wane. The best thing at 
present Is the parody-medly, for a finish. 

Carlton, Clayton Troupe, a comedy cycling 
turn, closed the shew, and scored. 



JOE WOOD'S BIG REVUE. 

Joe Wood's "Big Revue" carries 23 people, 
It Is a combination troupe of several of the 
Joe Wood "school acts." thereby meaning 
"The Big Revue," as a tabloid, which It Is, 
has youth before and In the line. This was 
a sagacious move on the part of Mr. Wood, 
who thereby turned out a most pleasing tab, 
mainly because his chorus girls do not look 
like aged burlesque troupers. Another, be- 
cause, Is that Wood makes nearly all of 
hie choristers principals, and very simply, 
but quite cleverly, evidently concluding the 
great majority of patrons of the small time 
have never seen the biggest stars of the show 
world. On the billing about the only stars 
of prominence missing are Caruso and Melba. 
Mr. Wood may have omitted their names In 
order not to embarass the people In his act. 
But they Imitate everyone else they can think 
of. It's quite simply done and has been 
done before In a way, but not lu as good a 
way aa Wood does It with chorus girls. Gus 
Edwards did It first In a vaudeville turn that 
had a chorus, but Gus didn't have the back- 
ground 23 people can give. One young woman 
gave an imitation of Irene Franklin, at least 
Frank Manning, as Oscar Hammernteln, an- 
nounced It would be Miss Franklin. Per- 
haps It was. MIsb Franklin bnttn't played 
around here In a month or so. Likewise for 
Frltzl Scheff. and Belle Baker Ringing "Bird 
of Paradise. ' If Mr. Wood Isn't awaro of 
the fact, when Miss Baker sang "Paradise" 
In New York his act was out on the circuit, 
but If It were said Miss Baker n»«v«T uned 
"Paradise," It wouldn't stop the chorus girl 
from Imitating her In It. Thnt Is the prin- 
ciple of the turn, what the people In front 
don't know won't bother them. Joe Wood must 
be a fatalist. And It's enough to put over 
this tab. Besides the girls, the tab has Home 
competent principals, much better as a rulo 
than the beet of the average. Mr. Manning 
gave a first class performance as Hammer- 
stein, though be didn't flatter Oiuur In his 
make-up. Manning worked extremely well 
with Leo Clark, who essayed a ntuge hand, 
always butting In. with stalling conversation 
between the two while the glrlH changed 
clothes. The costuming Isn't hod at all. run- 
ning to girlish frocks mostly, and these are 
attractive after the flash of the glitter on the 
second-handed chorus dresses so often seen 
about. Mr. Clark looks like a huririlnn come- 
dian. He Is young and fat. good natured and 
a nice kldder, though he does use names In- 
discriminately, and employs Harrv Fox's 
"Success. " There are other real principals. 
Including George Ford, who Is a much better 
eccentric dancer than he In an lmltntor of 
Chaplin. Ford danced his head off and the 
Union Square audience Tuesday night gave 



show drawing power, "The Big Revue" does, 
for It's different, has good looking girls who 
are youthful, and youth Is the keynote of the 
act. That should always De marketable In 
vaudeville. Aims. 



NEW ACTS. 

(Continued from Page 12.) 

Clark Rosi and Co. (2). 

"Snitge's Little Restaurant" (Comedy). 

15 Mint,; Full Stage (Special Set). 

A comedy playlet that has little in 
it to commend. The action takes place 
in a small German restaurant supposed* 
ly in San Francisco. The proprietor, 
the usual chin-pieced comedian, is not 
able to make the place pay on account 
of opposition. The dialog goes back to 
many years before when a poor fellow 
with only a quarter came in and ate 
60 cents' worth of food. The pro- 
prietor's daughter had loved this poor 
chap and when he went away he prom- 
ised to return. This he does during the 
action of the sketch and, besides giving 
the proprietor $1,000, he weds the girl. 
The man who plays the big Westerner 
fills the part. The German comedian 
is of the old school. The girl looks 
attractive. Only the small time. 



Betty Lee. 

Songs, 

10 Mint.; One. 

Academy of Music. 

A youthful appearing single with 
three published songs. Opening uith 
"Bird of Paradise," followed by "Wrap 
Me in a Bundle," and a waltz number 
to close. Two costumes are worn, the 
first girlish, and the second artistic 
in looks. For what reason the waltz 
song is brought back is hard to imagine. 
There are enough new numbers with 
tuneful melodies. Betty Lee has fair 
personality but does nothing not in- 
cluded in the make-up of other small 
time singles. 



Anker Sisters (2). 

Songs. 

10 Mins., One. 

Academy of Music. 

Two tall girls who have not framed 
the right routine to class with the top 
notch "sister turns" on the big small 
time. The girls sing, and one is an ex- 
ceptionally high kicker. This is left 
unknown until the finish when a Span- 
ish number is used. The other num- 
bers are published and have been fair- 
ly well selected. "Kentucky Lady" is 
among them. One of the girls seems 
waiting for a chance for comedy/ which 
never occurs. 



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MOVING PICTURES 



FILM FLASHES 



Gerda Holmes la with the United. 



Helen Case Is now with the Knickerbocker. 



Florence Hackett la with Pyramid. 

May Bush la with the Keystone. 

Cheater Conklin, Keystone, baa a new car. 

Arllne Pretty la now with the Vltag raph. 

Arthur V. Johnson, Lubln, says a good rest 
will put him back Into the plcturea. 

Josephine Rector has gone from the Es- 
sanay to the Pacific as scenario editor. 

Adele Klaer, from the legit, baa Joined the 
Starlight comedy company. 

■ e> 

A new director with the Premier at Santa 
Polo, Cal., Is Joseph J. Frani. 

■ ■ ■ m 

Otis B. Thayer Is In New Tork looking for 
a big name for bis coast film company. 

■ ■■ ■ m 

Marlon Fairfax, the dramatist. Is connected 
with the Lasky scenario forcea. 

Harry Losh and Jack Bradbury are with the 
Psclflo Co. 



Billle Burke will appear In a fire or six- 
part feature for the New York M. P. Corpora- 
tion. 

The N. Y. M. P. Is making a special feature 
out of a poem, "Pinto Ben, with W. B. Hart 
as the director. 

Francis Powers to the Reliance-Majestic and 
Katherlne Toncray from the Blograph to the 
R-M forcea. 



Ed. Brennan, on the Coast for some time, 
has returned to New York. 



Indications point to more film road shows 
next season than anything else. 

8am de Orasse, now a movie actor, waa 
formerly a dentist 

Frank Cooley, In addition to playing the 
lead In "The Redemption of the Jason*/ 7 also 
directed the picture. 

itex Ingram, from the VlUrraph, Is tht 
Istest acquisition to the Betty Nansen Co. of 
the Fox companies. 

A fire- pert feature has been produced by 
Donsld Mackenzie which will be put on the 
Pstbs program at an early date. 

■ ■ ■ • 

Carl Edouarde continues to direct the Strand 
orchestra and will remain there under the 
new bo'ifte management. 

The Equity Motion Picture Co. Is headed by 
Billy B. Van. tbe vaudeville comedian, who 
Is also president of tbe concern. 

Stuart Patoo, Imp director, has gone with a 
force of players to the Bahama Islands for 
scenes. 



The Pyramid company of the United moved 
Into new quarters at RldgeOeld Park, N. J., 
Tuesday. 

Cyril Scott Is to do two pieces for tbe Uni- 
versal. They are "One Tbe Eve" by Martha 
Morgan and "The Way of the World" by 
Clyde Fitch. 

■ ■■■ — «i 

The National Film Co., Incorporated a few 
moons ago. Is going to make pictures with 
Bruce Mitt hell, formerly producer for Thistle, 
as the main director. 



Thomas MacEvoy, for two years with the 
Blograph, left this week for Providence, where 
be Joins the Eastern Film Company aa leading 
man. 



Work on the "Experience" film by F. Ray 
ComBtock newly formed film company will 
start In two weeks at the Klnemacolor studio, 
Whites tone, L. I. 

Tbe Drury Lane Co., which has a rhnln ^ 
movies In New York, has accepted plans 
for a picture house on Eighth avenue between 
42nd and 44th streets. 

Pat Powers and David Horsley are report- 
ed as having become friendly again during 
Powers' recent trip to tbe Coast. 

Wilfred Lucas has gone back to the Griffith 
forces. Kate Toneray, after a two years' ab- 
sence, has alno rejoined the Griffith com- 
panies on the Coast. 

Neva Oerber Is considered the fleetest wo- 
man on foot among tbe Coast film women. 
She recently defeated WebRter Campbell In 
ft 100-yard dash for a side wager. 

Lois Weber Is writing a big feature sce- 
nario which J. Warren Kerrigan may do 
when he has fully recovered from the Injuries 
received In a recent accident. 

In a recent World feature the director took 
some "Interiors" of the World's own book- 
keeping and accounting rooms. Some of the 
clerks took tbe "posing" seriously. 



S 



Margaret Loveiidge baa signed with tbe 
Mutual. 8he's Mae Marsh's sister. Her first 
picture will be a three reeler. "Trlcotrln," 
adapted from Oulda's novel. 



Josephine Crowell and Jennie Lee, who have 
the same dressing room on the Coast, are 
former legits who have traveled with tent 
shows, stock companies and one night stand 
troupes. 

Fred Mace, who pictured the Wll Hard- Jack- 
son fight, has heed engaged by Fox to direct 
a number of comedy reels which that concern 
baa planned to release In connection with Its 
features. 

Julian Johnson is In New York to get a per- 
sonal Interview with Mary Plckford for his 
Chicago publication. 



Beatrice Van waa 



iven the lead In "Tbe 



9" 
Soul of the Vase." Miss Van baa always lived 

In Callforntawhere she Is considered quite a 

"gardenei 



In response to Inquiry several of the San 
Francisco film exchanges report that business 
shows a marked improvement daring the past 
few days. 

"A Trade Secret" by Albert M. Poate, fea- 
turing Betty Marshall and Frederic de Belle- 
ville, will be released by the Ootham. 



The new Strand, Ocean City, N. Y., seating 
1.500, has been taken over by William Oane 
and James Simpson, who will open with a fea- 
ture picture policy, June 21. 



Madame Yorske. the French actress, waa the 
personal guest of D. W. Griffith at the Los 
Angeles studio last week. It would not be 
surprising to hear that she's engaged for film 
work within the near future. 



Tom Mix is .recovering from a recent fall 
from his wild charger. Mix was knocked 
from tbe animal's back during the taking of 
a western picture. 

Frank V. Beal, who went to the Coast a 
few weeks ago to do some directing for the 
Features Ideal (formerly the Bclalr), his 
gone back to his former post with Bellg. 



Lionel Barrymore la to appear In the "Ex- 
ploits of Elaine" series when Edwin Arden 
starts his first feature work for Pathe. Ar- 
den Is to appear In "The Beloved Vagabond," 
with Edward Jose directing. 



Helen Carruthers, a picture actress who at- 
tempted suicide by taking poison In a fit of 
despondency while In Portland a few weeks 
ago, baa completely recovered and residing 
with her mother In San Francisco at present. 



Bert Adler is now stationed at the U plant. 
Coytesvtllo, N. J. Any leisure time is spent 
with a pair of field glasses focused upon the 
New York side. 



A new picture concern In the field is backed 
by Mr. Hollaman of the Eden Muse. The first 
feature to be made will be Rupert Hughes' 
"All for a Girl." 



George Wotherspoon baa been engaged by the 
Metro to Issue a weekly bulletin entitled 
"Metrograma." The first Issue waa printed 
last week. It is a four-page folder, full of 
news of Interest to the exhibitor. 



Adolf Zukor, president of the Famous Play- 
ers, and his family, left laat week, for a trip 
to his company's coast studios. 

Hasel Dawn, In the future, will do picture 
work only, giving up the stage for screen 
work with the Famous Players. 

Hopp Hadley's alrdome in Yonkers opened 
Saturday night A neighborhood draw in the 
way of a picture called "Who's Who in Yonk- 
ers 1 ' waa the big attraction. 



Two publicity promoters In the I«eavitt 
building, hailing from Minneapolis, are Jake 
Wllk. of the World Film, and Effle Publicity 
Shannon, of the United Service. They don't 
know each other at that. 

Tbe California (headed by Beatrice Mlche- 
lena) finished posing the Interior scenes of 
"A Phyllis of the Sierras" at the San Rafael 
studio last week and moved to Boulder Creek, 
where the exterior scenes will be made. 



This week a number of the eastern com- 
panies that have been working on the Coast 
are expected to arrive in New York. Among 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (Jrce 7 to Jose 12, nc.) 

MANUFACTURERS INDICATED BY ABBREVIATIONS, VIZ.: 
GENERAL UNIVERSAL MUTUAL UNITED 



Vitagraph V 

Biograph B 

Kalera K 

Lubin L 

Pathe Pthe 

Selig S 

Edison E 

Esssnay S-A 

Kleine Kl 

Melies Mel 

Ambrosio Amb 

Columbus Col 

Mins Mi 

Knickerbocker. .Kkbr 



Imp I 

Bison B101 

Nestor N 

Powers P 

Eclair Eclr 

Rex Rx 

Frontier Frnt 

Victor Vic 

Gold Seal GS 

Joker J 

Universal Ike....U I 

Sterling Ster 

BtgU B U 

L-K. O L K O 

Laemmle Lie 



American A 

Keystone Key 

Reliance Rel 

Majestic Mai 

Thanhouser T 

Kay Bee K B 

Domino Dora 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komic Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

Lion Ln 

Hepworth H 

Fafstaff F 



Gaumont Gau 

Superba Sup 

Empress Emp 

St. Louis St L 

Lariat Lar 

Humanology H 

Luna Luna 

Grandin Grand 

Ramo Ramo 

Ideal Ideal 

Starlight Star 

Regent Res; 

Miller Bros 101.. M B 

Premier Prem 

Cameo Cam 

United Utd 



The subject is in one reel of about 1,000 feet unless otherwise noted 



JUNE 7— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Right to Happiness, 2-reel 
dr. A ; Keystone title not announced ; A Moth- 
er's Justice, dr. Rel. 

GENERAL — The Tear on the Page, dr, B ; 
Her Husband's Honor, 2-reel dr, K ; The Un- 
sparing Sword, dr (loth of tbe "Road O' 
Strife' series), L; The Web of Crime, 2- 
r<el dr, and Hearst Sellg News Pictorial, No. 
45. 8; Mrs. Jsrr and the Beauty Treatment, 
com, V ; The Gilded Cage, dr, 8-A. 

UNTVER8AL— A Daughter of the Nile, ft- 
reel dr, Vic ; Tbe Twelfth Hour dr, I ; How 
Billy Got His Raise, com, and The Fox Hunt, 
cartoon, split-reel, J. 

UNITED— Stopping Westward, 2-reel dr. 
Ideal. 

JUNE ^TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Six Cent Loaf, 2-reel dr, T ; 
The Redemption of the Jasons, dr, Be; Dirty 
Face Dan, com-dr, Maj. 

GENERAL— -Man and His Master, 2-reel dr. 
B ; Hsm at the Fair, com, K ; He's a Bear, 
com, L ; Saved by Her Horse, dr, 8 : Love, 
Snow and Ice, 3- reel scenlc-com, V; The 
Romance of an American Duchess, 2-reel dr. 
S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— Under the Crescent (No. 2 
o* "The Csge of Golden Bars" series), dr. 
G S ; The Struggle, dr, Rx ; Their Friend the 
Burglar, qpm, N. 

UNITED— Almost Luck, and Mixing the 
Cards, split-reel com, Sup. 

JUNE 9— WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Son of the Vash, dr, A ; 
The Tavern Keeper's Son, 2-reel dr, Br ; 
Payment In Full, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL — The Money Leeches, 2-reel dr, 
K; Tap! Tap! Tap; 2-reel dr, L; Millie 
Goea to Sea. com. 8 ; Spadee Are Trump, 
com, V ; Lost In the Jungle, and A Close 
Shave, split-reel cartoon, 8-A; Up In the Air, 
com, E: The Kick Out, 8-reel dr, Kkbr. 

UNIVERSAL — From the Shadows, dr. Lie: 
Bill's Blighted Career, 2-reel com. L-KO : 
I'nlverssl Animated Weekly, No. 170, U. 

UNITED — The Spider, 2-reel dr, Grand. 



JUNE 10— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Strike at Centipede Mine, 
2-reel dr, Dom ; Keystone title not announced, 
Mutual Weekly, No. 23, M. 

GENERAL— The Divided Locket, dr, B; 
Courage and the Man, 3- reel dr, L: Pals In 
Blue, 3-reel dr, and Hearst-Sellg News Plc- 
torlsl, No. 46, S ; Mr. Blink of Bohemia, com, 
V ; Sweedle'a Finish, com, S-A ; Father For- 
got, com, Ml. 

UNIVERSAL— The Valley of Silent Men. 2- 
reel dr. Rx ; In His Minds Eye, dr, B U; 
Lady Baffles and Detective Duck, In "The 
Sign of the Sacred Safety Pin," com, P. 

UNITED — The Near Capture of Jesse James, 
com, Luna, Heine's Millions, com, Star. 

JUNE 11— FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL — His Guardian Auto, com, F ; The 
Pathway From the Past, 2-reel dr, K B ; The 
Ten O'clock Boat, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL— The Battle, dr, B ; The Haunt- 
ing Fear, 3-reel dr. K; The Cornet, dr, L; 
Fair, Fat and Saucy, com, V ; The Wealth of 
the Poor, dr, S-A ; Cohen's Luck, 4-reel 
com. E. 

UNI VERSA L— A Strange Disappearance, 3- 
reel dr, I ; Mumps, com, Vic. 

UNITED— At Twelve O'clock, 2-reel dr, 
Prem. 

JUNE 12— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL— United Again, 2-reel dr. Rel; 
Keystone title not announced ; An Unlucky 
Suitor, com, R. 

GENERAL— Life's Changing- Time. dr. B; 
The Pay Train, dr (An Episode of the "Haz- 
ards of Helen" series). K; Nearly a Prlze- 
Flghter, com, L ; The Journey's End, dr, S ; 
Four Grsins of Rice. 2-reel dr. V; The 
Greater Courage, 3-reel dr, S-A ; McQuade of 
the Trafflr Squad, dr, E. 

UNIVERSAL— The Circus Girl's Romance, 
2-reel dr, B101 ; The Woman Hater's Baby, 
dr. P ; When Ignorance Is Bliss, com. J. 

UNITED — Canned Curiosity, 2-reel com, 
Pyrd. 



them are the Mary Plckford company, some of 
the Rolfe combinations and several of the New 
York M. P. Co. 



B . B, f on JS haadl * r u tte president of the 
Feaater Film Feed Co. and plana to go to 

^t.f.? 511 ^ S 01 * Jtt, 3 r * to naT « charfe of an 
ff h JHf** t . th * bl * conation of tbe National 
Exhibitors' League, held in San Francisco 
July 13-18. 

The Balboa releases a two-part subject to 
Pathe, June 10, which the latter concern will 
finish ln colors before releasing. Pathe plana 
to color many of its Amerluan plcturea ln the 
future, having the complete process for doing 
so without sending the prints abroad. 



Mary Fuller is reported having token off 
considerable weight by systematic training and 
hard work. Her latest film roles are ln "The 
Little White Bister," ln which Pedro de Cor- 
dova makes his screen debut, and "The Or- 
chid," the principal male support being Lucius 
Henderson. 



The All-Celtic Co., J. A. Fitzgerald, director, 
embraces the following players: Peggy Shan- 
non, Joaeph Sullivan, Laurie Mackln, Billy 
Bowers, Arthur Sprarue, Charles Mason, Tom 
OKeefe, Tommy Mulllns. Marie Rohm ere, 
Boota Wall, Frances Ward, Tamany Young. 

Two companies announce pictures with the 
same title, "The Vtvlaectlonlat." The Empreas. 
United Service, has one released June 2, writ- 
ten by Rev. Clarence J. Harris, Kslem also 
baa one, a two- reeler, by Hamilton Smith 
which la marked for release, June 23. 

Charles Aldrlch is the latest to sign up a 
picture contract and he is to make a feature 
for the newly formed Roberts-Klngsley Com- 
pany. Aldrlch will very likely revive for the 
films the old piece, "Secret Service 8am," 
which he appeared in under A. H. Woods' 
management some years ago. 

E. Auger baa been assigned to manage the 
Southern Division of the World Film Corp. 
with headquarters ln New Orleans. The New 
Orleans office has a new manager ln M. F. 
Barr, who succeeded K. A. Bugbee. C. D. 
Hunter has been appointed one of the salee 
force of the Buffalo branch of the World Film. 

A common expression heard at the studios 
If* "Don't shoot r and "They are shooting 'em 
up all over the place." The first Is for rainy 
day postponements of picture taking in the 
open and the latter when the cameras are 
clicking Inside the studio and on the adjacent 
open air stages. 

In some of the five-cent neighborhoods in 
New York and Brooklyn some of the feature 
film salesmen are slashing prices to such an 
extent the small-price theatre exhibitor la 
reaping a benefit. If some of the prlcee paid 
for deny exhibitions of the multiple reelers 
were known ln the bigger theatre sections the 
latter exhibitors would have palpitation of 
the heart when they gave their 136, S45 and 
$50 day rentals a second look. 

Mary Probst has been engaged to "double" 
Dorothy Donnelly ln the production of "The 
Sealed Valley," which Director McOIll la tak- 
ing at Saranao Lake. There are several 
"stunts" In this picture for the lead which 
Miss Donnelly refused to do. One Is to shoot 
the rsplds ln a canoe, and Miss Probst, who 
19 an all round outdoor girl, waa called In 
to fill the bill. "The Sealed Valley" will be 
a Metro releaae. 



Both the Madison Square Garden and Grand 
Central Palace, announcing a picture policy 
would start laat Saturday night, postponed 
the openings, the Osrden until last night 
(Thursday) and the Palace until tomorrow, 
without any certainty either will open aa 
expected, several things Including backing 
are said to have interferred with the an- 
nounced premiere. 

May 24. Mrs. Georgia Gerdau, a picture 
actress, filed suit for divorce from her hus- 
band (non-professional) In a San Francisco 
court st 12 o'clock. Her charges were cruelty, 
the same as filed ln another court some time 
ago. At 12:10 Mrs. Oerdau left tbe court 
room free from hor domestic ties and having 
earned the distinction of having been granted 
the quickest divorce recorded on the Coast 

A film of the exposition Illuminated, caused 
no end of laughter when exhibited In a San 
Francisco vaudeville house lsst week, despite 
It was captioned aa educational, while tbe 
Tower of Jewels and other buildings showed 
up well, considering the film was taken at 
night, the aeroscope making Its ascensions 
and descenslons "bobbed up and down" sa 
rapidly and with such Jerky movements the 
auditors could not help laughing. Fresk 
photography la given aa the cause of the funny 
movements of the machine. 



G. J. Schaeffer, sales msnager of tbe World 
Film, returned this week from a trip through 
the South. Upon commenting upon conditions 
ln thst part of the country Mr. Schaeffer said 
the exhibitors are not going to the picture 
idea In the right spirit, thst there Is no co- 
operation between them and the exchange men 
which Is the policy being followed in other 
parts of the country. Cheapness of shows is 
one of the worst faults of the Southern pic- 
ture houses. Five and ten cents Is all that Is 
Eald for admission In most places and It la 
ard for the film concerns to supply these 
houses and properly protect their first-run 
houses as the nickel places will show the 
same pictures the next week. Mr. Schaeffer 
states thst the only way to protect the first 
run exhibitor Is to refuse the others In the 
town pictures less than 00 or 90 days old 
as outside of Che first-run houses the five- 
cent admission prevalla. 



MOVING PICT URES 



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NEW YORK SUPREMEiCOURT 

DECISION HARD ON CENSORS 



Judge Whitaker Rules in Favor of Life Photo Film Co. Over 
License Commissioner Bell, Who Refused Right to Ex- 
hibit The Ordeal" Board of Censors Are Not Rec- 
ognized in Law. Massachusetts Censor Fight. 



A decision was handed down last 
week by Supreme Court Judge Whit- 
aker in favor of the Life Photo Film 
Co., in its suit against Commissioner of 
Licenses George H. Bell, granting it 
the right to show "The Ordeal" in 
New York City. This was forbidden 
by Commissioner Be ft, who claimed 
the picture would cause racial preju- 
dice. He threatened to revoke the li- 
cense of any house showing it 

Judge Whitaker in his opinion says 
Commissioner Bell's action in restrain- 
ing the film company from showing the 
production was based on the opinions 
of his deputy, Mr. Kaufman, and the 
National Board of Censors. In his 
testimony the Commissioner admitted 
there was nothing in the film that could 
be termed immoral or obscene or cause 
the disapproval of Americans. 

The Court decided that as the Board 
of Censors is self-constituted and not 
organized or recognized by any law, a 
public official such as Commission Bell 
should not base his opinions on its 
opinions or on the opinion of one of 
his deputies in regard to preventing 
the exhibition of films in New York 
City. 

Gustavus A. Rogers of Rogers & 
Rogers who represented the film com- 
pany says the decision demonstrated 
and disposed of two of the most im- 
portant points in the picture situation, 
namely, that the Board of Censors, as 
an unofficial body, can not make a bind- 
ing decision, and that public officers 
can not base their views upon the opin- 
ions of this board. Mr. Rogers claims 
the decision brings to light the fact 
that Commissioner of Licenses Bell has 
heretofore exercised an unwarranted 
assumption of power in arbitrarily de- 
ciding what pictures should be exhib- 
ited. 

This is the first case in New York to 
test the power of the Board of Censors 
and the Commissioner of Licenses. 

• 

Cincinnati, June 2. 

The Ohio Board of Censors, other- 
wise called film eliminators, designated 
as such for their recent slashing of 
sections of pictures passed unnoticed in 
other states, recently passed the cen- 
sorship edict the length of kisses on 
the picture sheet should be cut to three 
feet. 

During the last week in May there 
was hardly a picture that didn't come 
in for some marked eliminations and 
in some instances whole scenes were 
chopped. In some the main climaxes 
were ordered out. 

. Some of the weekly serial episodes 
came in for their share of cutting. 
There were few features that didn't 
receive pruning instructions. 

In the five-reeled "Juggernaut" all 



fight scenes were cut to five feet and 
the scenes showing the dead being 
shown through car windows and where 
any portion of the bodies in the sup- 
posed wreck protruded out of the car 
windows were eliminated. 

There were scenes of "bits" ordered 
out of "Pretty Sister of Jose" (five 
reels), "Four Feathers," "Where Cow- 
boy Is King," "The Failure" (four 
reels), "The Coward" (three reels), 
"Reaping the Whirlwind" and many 
one and two-reeled subjects. 

In some cases the captions on pic- 
tures were ordered replaced. 

Some of the local newspaper men 
have referred to the board of censors as 
the Old Maids' Censor Board. The 
former claim that nearly all the elimi- 
nations take out the thrills and punches 
necessary to give the picture any 
strength. 

Boston, June 2. 
Throughout Massachusetts exhibit- 
ors and manufacturers of films are 
making a bitter fight against the Car- 
stens bill which provides for a paid 

censorship board of five members and 
an advisory board of seven unpaid 
members. 

The picture men have circulated peti- 
tions and have shown slides pointing 
out the harm the bill will do if passed. 

The Boston Central Labor Union 
and the Massachusetts Real Estate Ex- 
change have gone on record as opposed 
to the censorship measure. 



STUDIO BURNS DOWN. 

Toronto, June 2. 
The picture studio of the Bcury Fea- 
ture Film Co., located at Swansea, just 

west of this city, was totally destroyed 
by fire Monday night, the entire struc- 
ture being completely razed. All films 
of value were saved. The Wil lard- 
Johnson fight pictures were developed 
by this concern and were saved from 
the flames. 

The concern was formerly known as 
the Conness Till Co. A reorganization 
brought the controlling stock to J. P. 
Beury, of Philadelphia, and E. H. Rob- 
ins, a prominent local man. 

The studio was being utilized for the 
production of a new feature. Over 50 
people, many brought here from New 
York for this particular engagement, 
lost their entire personal effects. The 
studio equipment also went with the 
damage. The loss is estimated at 
$100,000. 



REPORTS OF TROUBLES. 

In film circles there was some alarm 
over the report two of New York's 
big film companies were on the verge of 
hitting the receivership courts and an- 
other that at least one could quit busi- 
ness altogether within another month. 

Another big picture concern has been 
having a hard time of it of late, caused 
through the lack of efficient organiza- 
tion. 

This week a picture company was 
understood to be thinking seriously of 
pulling aloof from a program service 
owing to business activities not showing 
the proper strength within the past 
fortnight. 

Still another big service has been 
losing exhibitors of late and it's ru- 
mored that the sameness of dramatics 
has been largely responsible for the 
slump. 



RUMORS RE MUTUAL 

Rumor says all is not well in the in- 
ner circle that rules the destinies of the 
Mutual Film Corporation, and within 
the next fortnight or so it may come to 
pass that there will be several changes 
in the names that go before the big 
titles in the company. For a week past 
the directors have been in meeting and 
at times the discussions have waxed 
hot and furious. 

From reports it seems there is a 
general dissatisfaction over the Mutual 
Masterpiece program and this has led 
to an uprising by the members of the 
producing companies who have been a 
loser thrdugh the innovation. Before 
starting the release of the Masterpiece 
features the Mutual Corp. was reported 
as having $360,000 on the right side of 
the ledger. This amount was looked 
upon purely as a surplus. 

In the few months that the Master- 
pieces have been released all of the sur- 
plus has been eaten up artd only two of 
the companies, the • Majestic and Re- 
liance, have anything to show in profits 
for the pictures turned out. H. E. Ait- 
ken, the present president of the Mu- 
tual, is interested in both of these pro- 
ducing companies. It is said none of 
the other has made a profit on their 
little dip into the feature game. 

There has also been a general audit- 
ing of the books of the Mutual Cor- 
poration within the last month or so, it 
is said, and one of the men on the in- 
side, while asking that he not be 
quoted, stated the expense account of 
one of the executive heads of the com- 
pany revealed some startling expendi- 
tures, which would usually be consid- 
ered as personal expenses. 

John R. Freuler, president of the 
North American Film Corporation of 
Chicago, is spoken of as the next presi- 
dent of the Mutual. 

It seemed this week as though there 
had been some kind of a compromise 
effected between the factions. 



METRO'S 130,000 WEEK. 

The Metro claims returns for the 
week ending May 30, of an aggregate 
business of over $30,000. 



BIDDING FOR BOOK RIGHTS. 

There's a spirited fight on by a num- 
ber of New York film makers on one 
side and play-brokers' firms on the 
other to obtain first option upon all 
the novels to be published in the future 
by the leading book publishing houses. 

Many fancy bids have been made to 
three firms, with only one so far re- 
ported being tied up on a long con- 
tract. 



U OVER-BOARD. 

The Universal plunged into the legit- 
engaging game so heavily it is said to 
be overboard now with players, and in 
a quandary how to fulfill contracts en- 
tered into. Engagements were made at 
large figures by the U in competition 
with other companies, the U more 
often coming out the victor, but at an 
unusually high expense. 

The feature department of the Uni- 
versal is making all sorts of announce- 
ments and claims regarding the signing 
of prominent players and the film 
rights to a long list of plays and novels. 

The legits embrace Wilton Lackaye, 
Nat Goodwin, Blanche Walsh, Julia 
Dean, Herbert Kelcey, Effie Shannon, 
Emmett Corrigan, Frank Keenan, 
Henry E. Dixey, Charles Evans, Ward 
and Vokes, Lawrence D'Orsay, Marie 
Cahill, Florence Reed, Henrietta Cros- 
man, Helen Ware, etc. 

The plays and novels include "Th: 
Run on the Bank," "Her Own Money," 
"John Ermine of Yellowstone," "The 
Parlor Match," "Business Is Business," 
"Under Southern Skies," "The Earl of 
Pawtucket," "The Patrol of the Sun 
Dance Trail," "Caleb West, Master 
Driver," "Bucky O'Connors," "A Little 
Brother of the Rich," "The Suburban," 
"Nancy Brown," "Colorado," "Son of 
the Immortals," "The Escape of Mr. 
Trimm," "Jewel," "The Jam Girl," 
"Vespers" and "The Sphinx." 



PARAMOUNT^ PLENTIFUL SUPPLY. 

The Paramount Program for the next 
half year has been changed greatly of 
late owing to various happenings at 
the studios which have caused disap- 
pointments. The Paramount is able to 
shift its releases without connections 
through some of its productions not 
taking as long in the making as others. 

The release schedule from date to 
Aug. 26 calls for 25 features, made by 
the Famous Players, Lasky and Bos- 
worth. 

The Paramount often uses an outside 
picture or two at some point during this 
length of time, but with the clear 
weather and all of the studios working 
at full speed the three companies will 
be able to turn out the necessary sup- 
ply. The Fiction Players Co., which 
circulates its productions on the Para- 
mount Program will probably release 
"The Spenders" before the last of Au- 
gust. 

ROLFE'S STRAND SHOW. 

The picture show opening Sunday at 
the Strand will be the first perform- 
ance there under the direction of B. A. 
Rolfe, who succeeds S. L. Rothapfel 
that day as the director of the house. 
It is reported Mr. Rolfe's contract to 
take charge of the Strand is for a 
stated period and not a temporary ar- 
rangement as has been said. 

Hammerstein's Victoria has an- 
nouncements outside its front saying 
the theatre will be known as the Ri- 
alto, seat 2,500 and be managed by Mr. 
Rothapfel. 



NUDE REMOVED. 

Chief ^o, June 2. 
"The Island of Regeneration," a fea- 
ture film playing the Ziegfeld theatre 
next week, has been thoroughly cen- 
sored by the local police department, 
the result being the elimination of all 
the nude scenes. 



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FILM REVIEWS 



COLONIAL STUDIO. 

The D. A. Rolfe Photoplays Co. has taken 
the Colonial Studio on a lease for six weeks 
and will produce the interior scenes of two 
pictures at that plant. The pictures are "The 
Klght of Way,' 7 in which William Faver- 
sham Is starring under the direction of John 
W. Noble, and "Marse Covington/' the George 
Ade piece In which Edward J. Connelly Is fea- 
tured. The latter picture Ja~ being directed 
by Edwin Carewe. 

For these two productions the Rolfe people 
have placed their own crew Into the studios. 
Mr. Noble having brought to New York the 
men that have been working with him In Cali- 
fornia whero he has Just completed the pro- 
duction of "Fighting Bob." At present they 
are working only one set at a time on the 
Colonial floor because of the accident to Mr. 
Faversham's hand in a picture a week or so 
ago. 

The studios themselves occupy a former 
church on West &>th street. Just west of 7th 
avenue. The first floor Is entirely devoted to 
the property and carpenter departments while 
the floor above is given ovev to the directors 
for a stage. This floor Is about 60x90 feet. 
It Is equipped with both hard and soft lights, 
Cooper Hewitt and Klelgel. 

Under Mr. Noble'B direction there are at the 
plant Dan Hogan, who has charge of the 
"props;" Ernest Shipley, carpenter; and Wal- 
ter Darrell, who Is the technical man of the 
plant H. O. Carleton Is the camera man of 
Director Noble's staff. Charles Horan is his 
assistant In the directing. 

THE MELTING POT. 

David Qulxano Walker Whiteside 

Vera Ravendal Valentine Grant 

Ilaron Ravendal Fletcher Harvey 

Mendal Qulxano Henry Bergman 

Frau Qulxano Julia Hurley 

Sulncy Davenport Harold Crane 
err Papelmelster Henry Leone 

The advent of "The Melting Pot" as a film 
drama marks the debut of the Cort Film Cor- 

f oration as the producer of feature pictures, 
t also marks the Initial appearance of Walker 
Whiteside, who starred In the Zangwlll drama 
originally, as a picture actor. Both of the 
facU coupled with the general knowledge of 
the story drew one of the largest Sunday 
afternoon audiences the Hippodrome has had 
since the picture policy was adopted there. 
The photodramatlzation is by Catherine Carr 
and the picture was directed by James Vincent 
and Oliver D. Bailey. There are about 6,500 
feet of the film. "The Melting Pot" has much 
to commend it as a feature film. It Is capably 
acted and directed and there are a number of 
very thrilling scenes that call for unstinted 
praise. Coupled with this Is the religious ap- 
peal that the picture will make and when con- 
sidered from all angles there does not seem to 
be a question but what the picture should be 
an unusual box office drawing card. The story 
of the play Is well known. It contains all of 
the elements that go toward making a success. 
The Russian scenes are remarkable for their 
adherence to detail. The fade Ins to cloeeups 
sre particularly smooth and the choosing and 
direction of the supers are to be favorably 
commented upon. The types, evidently secured 
from New York's Ghetto, used In the Russian 
scenes At Into the atmosphere in manner most 
magnificent. The massacre of Klshlnef on an 
Easter morning several years ago, which has 
a page In the history of the world, marked 
beyond all other deeds of brutality, is carried 
out In the film exposition In its utmost detail. 
It is at once thrilling, gripping and horrifying 
in Its terrorism. Mr. Whiteside as the young 
Jew* looks a youth In his late teens to per- 
fection. He plays the role with all that could 
be desired and with the exception of a brief 
moment In the laBt reel, where he Is relating 
the story of the massacre to Vera Ravendal 
(Valentine Grant) he touches all of the emo- 
tions. In the one scene mentioned his facial 
expression does not convey the extreme horror 
which a recital of the scenes that preceded 
should bring to his mind. Miss Grant as the 
daughter of the Russian Baron, took the char- 
acter in a manner which left naught to be 
desired. Of the remainder Julia Hurley and 
Henry Bergman are worthy especial mention. 
The former as the grandmother of young Da- 
vid, gave a most realistic performance and 
the latter as the uncle was most convincing. 
During the concert scene while David Is sup- 

fiosedly playing bin maBter composition there 
b an Illusion pictured which typifies America, 
the melting pot of the universe, Into which 
the flotsam and Jetsam of the world are 
dumped to be fused into desirable citizens. 
This Is exceedingly well Hcturlzed and brought 
applause. As a final touch those who assem- 
bled the picture could not resist pulling a 
"sure-fire" in the form of a flash of the Stars 
and Stripes. It is entirely uncalled for and 
detracts from the dramatic value of the legiti- 
mate finale. Fred. 

THEALIEN. 

It can be early recorded without much fear 
of contradiction that George Beban's metro- 
politan debut In "The Alien" was a genuine 
artistic success, which fact merely puts the 
necessary stamp of approval on the film pro- 
duction of Tom Inre's for the Beban addition 
to the program could hardly fall In view of 
past performances. "The Allen" Is a half 
real-half reel, life and picture drama accord- 
ing to the advance specifications, the arrange- 
ment providing a photographic prologue to 
Beban'B dramatic sketch, "The Sign of the 
Rose." The plcturo section is In nine parts 
and brings the theme to the opening point of 
Reban's skit which follows without interrup- 
tion for a climax. There were many who 
figured on a subsequent adjustment of the fore- 
going complications, but Inco has left much to 
the auditor's Imagination and what could pos- 
sibly follow the dramatic rendition of well 
blended pathos such as In contained In "The 
Sign of the Rose?" The opening of the pic- 
ture brings the action to the flower shop, 
showing the proprietor's secretary arranging 
for a party with young Orlswold who gives a 
splendid portrayal of the idle rich. Robblns, 
the secretary, takes sufficient money at Grls- 



wold's suggestion to defray expenses and later 
discovers that he cannot repay. The couple 
through fear of arrest and exposure kidnap 
Oris wold's niece and while the child's father 
Is down in the Ghetto district searching for 
the suspected kidnapper, he manages to strike 
Koea with his machine and kills her. Pletro, 
the character essayed by Beban, comes to the 
flower shop to purchase a rose and uncon- 
sciously falls into the trap set for the kid- 
nappers with the sketch and the ensuing action 
coming next in order. The picture scenes 
have Been excellently devised without a pos- 
sible connection or Inconsistency of any kind 
and are carefully dressed as to detail and 
construction. Appropriate numbers are 
whistled and sung by an Invisible chorus 
behind the screen during the action of the 
photographic section. The introduction of the 
principals has been arranged uniquely, a call- 
boy being shown making the rounds of the 
dressing rooms, the doors of the latter carrying 
the name of each Individual. The mob scene 
was especially good, while a vision of the 
birth of Christ stood out as the best thing 
In the film. The party given in a private 
room, supposedly at Rector's, was alao a gem 
in detail, so much so It looked like the real 
thing. I nee and Beban have undoubtedly 
opened a new field In the half-and-half ar- 
rangement a field carrying unlimited possi- 
bilities. Financially the Beban film may or 
may not turn the trick, for considering the 
film merely as a prolog to Beban's skit, and 
that Is simply what It amounts to, It is pos- 
sible the promoters will find it rather diffi- 
cult to convince the general publio of the 
genuine artlstlo entertaining qualities em- 
bodied in the effort To anyone who hasn't 
seen Beban, the whole affair Is a real treat. 
To those who have, and they probably out- 
number the former, the affair is a novelty. 
It pleased a large opening house at the Astor 
Monday, and anything carrying the tear that 
Beban's playlet does, certainly should have 
some pulling power, at least among the female 
contingent Wynn. 

THE PRETTY"SISTER OF JOSE. 

The advantages of capable direction In sup- 
port of a reasonably good scenario are strik- 
ingly portrayed In this latest Famous Play- 
ers release, featuring Marguerite Clark. The 
theme has been exceptionally well handled for 
one so light the stage manager pulling back 
interest on a new angle every time the story 
threatened to shoot toward the tiresome point 
The tale is of Spanish origin carrying 
throughout the several reels the experiences 
of two children who have been orphaned by 
the faithlessness of a fickle father. Their 
mother, with approaching old age, is waning 
in beauty which prompts the father to leave 
her for some one more suitable to his fancy. 
Heartbroken, the mother suicides, leaving an 
everlasting hatred for all men In the heart 
of her beautiful young daughter. The tale 
then ushers In the love complications with 
the Inevitable adjustments after a series of 
well constructed difficulties. At times the 
theme ran rather Inconsistent, but stage li- 
cense permitted this, and the splendid pho- 
tography exhibited helped smooth things over. 
The finale left a rather unfinished Idea of 
what the author meant without properly ex- 
plaining the basis of adjustment Miss Clark 
automatically prompts comparisons with other 
equally famous picture stars and Miss Clsrk 
acquits herself admirably. She, unlike many 
others, apparently works without any thought 
of the camera lens, never thrusting herself 
any further toward the center than the story 

Ftroper suggests, always pulling the various 
ndlvlduals In the less prominent cast In for 
their full share of front work, but finally 
leaves a single Impression, that of the star 
herself. The exteriors have been exceptionally 
well selected and another notable point In the 
direction was the complete costuming of su- 
pers and flll-ln employes. The Spanish at- 
mosphere was ever In sight with the national 
customs occasionally Introduced in their own 
way to give one a doubly strong impression 
of the locale. The mountain view was par- 
ticularly good with the roadside beggars In 
evidence and the arena scene was better. What 
few interiors were shown carried all the es- 
sential details in stage dressing. Jack Pick- 
ford carried a big part through nicely, he 
playing opposite the starred principal. Edith 
Chapman as the children's mother had a 
short role of importance and played It with 
her usual speed. Teddy Sampson came through 
finely with a big scene or two and Rupert 
Julian as the Spanish bull-fighter was ex- 
cellent throughout. The story carried suf- 
ficient interest to warrant the expenditure of 
the film used although It runs along the light- 
weight qualification. For a feature, compared 
with many of Its competitors now In the field, 
this production will hold up easily. Wynn. 

THE WILD GOOSE CHASE. 

Betty Wright Ina Claire 

Bob Randall Tom Forman 

"Grind" Luclen Llttlefleld 

Mrs. Wright, Betty's mother, 

Helen Marlborough 

Mr. Wright Raymond Hattan 

Mr. Randall Ernest Joy 

Mrs. Randall Florence Smith 

Horatio Brutus Bangs Theodore Roberts 

The release of this five-reel feature by 
Lanky marks the screen debut of Ina Claire 
as a picture star. The feature Is a comedy 
adapted from a play of the same title. Wil- 
liam C. DeMUle, who wrote the play, adapted 
It for the screen. The plot Is aged, but the 
comedy should prove popular simply because 
it gives the film fans an opportunity of seeing 
Miss Claire In a picture. The story as worked 
out In the picture proves amusing through the 
medium of a well-selected cast of players In 
support. Betty Wright Is the daughter of 
a social climber. The girl's grandfather Is 
willing to settle 2.000,000 francs on his grand- 
daughter, providing she will marry the son 
of a friend. The friend also makes the lame 
proposition to his boy. The offers are spurned 
by both young people, who, rather than sub- 
mit run away from home and Join a troupe 



of barnstormers. As neither the boy nor 
girl met In the past and as both has assumed 
names with the company they do not reoog- 
nlse each other, and fall In love. The com- 
pany Is stranded and ail are thrown Into Jail 
for failure to pay their board-bill. The 
girl's mother, being Informed of her daugh- 
ter's predicament arrives and secures the re- 
lease of the entire company. With the ar- 
rival of the mother at the lock-up there comes 
the realisation of who's who to the young 
folk, and after their release they Inform their 
parents that they are willing to marry. Tom 
Forman, aa the boy, scores easily. vne of 
the comedy hits Is scored by Luclen Llttlefleld. 
Miss Claire looks pretty at all times. As 
'this Is her first venture In the films there are 
times when she Is not seen to the best ad- 
vantage. However, her work will undoubtedly 
Improve Immeasurably if she continues. The 
comedy by-play throughout easily makes the 
picture worth while seeing. 

THE ISLAND OMtEGENERATlON. 

In making a big feature out of "The Island 
of Regeneration, adapted from the novel pt 
Rev. Cyrus Townsend Brady, the Vltagraph 
has redeemed Itself. In the Brady In six 
reels the Vltagraph will go a long way toward 
re-establishing itself In the good graces of 
the exhibitors who use features. The story 
has a Robinson Crusoe atmosphere but the 
demand for water and tropical exteriors sent 
the Vita company to the land of coooanuts 
and palms. It also provided plenty of action 
and tn registering this action the vita players 
did bully good work. Of the cast Edith Storey 
as Katharine Brenton. who Is a bug on ideals 
that should exist between man and woman, 
and later casts her lot with a man who has 
lived on a tropical Isle for 25 years, was above 
reproach. In fact Miss Storey was Ideally cast 
for the role as she meets every emergency 
which arises. She can run a motor boat like 
a veteran and It Is this knowledge of the 
water craft that enables her to make several 
Interesting scenes In "The Island of Regen- 
eration." Antonio Morenlo as the dark- 
skinned Island nomad, with thick, bushy black 
hair and a facial hirsute adornment that be- 
speaks many months away from the safety 
razor, was splendid. Morenlo Is deep-chested 
and strong-armed and therefore makes a 
"type" that was hard to beat In this particular 
role. Young 8. Rankin Drew as the wealthy 
clubman who does Miss Brenton an Irrepar- 
able wrong was never seen to bettor advan- 
tage In the pictures. The young man has 
made wonderful progress since joining the 
camera acting ranks. One of the best acting 
"bits" was that of little Bobby Connelly aa 
the boy- castaway on the island when the ship 
on which his parents sailed for a Southern 
Paclflo cruise caught afire and sank. Leo 
Delaney and Lillian Herbert as the boy's 

¥arents filled the roles capably and effectively, 
he photography aa a whole was very satis- 
factory. There were a number of dim re- 
sults but the big climaxes. Including the 
burning of the boat, the fight In the cabin 
between Miss Brenton and Langford, the 
earthquake and Island exteriors were realis- 
tically cameraed. "The Island of Regenera- 
tion" as a feature stands up on Its merits. 

Jfarfc. 

FIGHTING BOB. 

Fighting Bob Orrln Johnson 

Dulctns Olive Whyndam 

Ladara, Insurrecto Leader Edward Brenon 

Carmen Mies Redwing 

President Frederick Vroom 

A number of the directors who have been 
producing battle scenes and gaining fame 
through them will have to look to their 
laurels after the Metro releases the five-reel 
Rolfe feature, "Fighting Bob," directed by 
John W. Noble. In this picture there is more 
actual fighting and thrilling action than one 
usually finds In a half dosen pictures of the 
kind. The scenes are laid In a Central Amer- 
ican Republic and carry a story thai; gives 
food for much thought. The feature most 
strongly emphasised Is that If the United 
States eventually wishes to achieve anything 
that will resemble a permanent peace In that 
territory, this country will have to educate 
the natives to the power of the vote over that 
of the sword. A pleasing little love theme 
runs through tbe picture which adds to the 
Interest. But It is the battle scenes that will 
make this feature a big money getter. Di- 
rector Noble has put action into these scenes 
that bespeaks of his experience in the regular 
army. Never before in a posed picture of this 
kind has there been so much actual wild rid- 
ing and falls, so much battle spirit ana" all 
enacted with a degree of realism that makes 
the picture a corker. In one scene there Is 
a fall executed from the top of a hill that 
seems several hundred feet In height and the 
manner In which the actor rolls down holds 
the audience. With Mexico again In the fore- 

6 round as a news topic "Fighting Bob" will 
e a most timely release. Fred. 



A PRICE FOR F0LLT. 

Mile. Dorothea Jardeau Edith Storey 

M. Jean de Segnl Antonio Moreno 

M. Henri Landon Harry T. Morey 

Duke de Segnl Charles Kent 

Duchess de Segnl Louise Beaudet 

The scenario for this five-reel Vltagraph Is 
based on tbe ancient and threadworn theme 
which brings strongly to mind that "the 
wages of sin is death." The scenario Is by 
George P. Dlllenback, and picture capably 
directed by George D. Baker. The acting cast 
is a very good one and the picture will appeal 
to a certain class of audience, but It Is not 
a Broadway feature. The story tells of a 
young Frenchman, rather dissolute In his' 
habits. He is the only child and much beloved 
by his parents. A dream Is the means of 
bringing about his reformation. One evening 
with companions at a muslo hall, he sees sn 
actress perform and becomes Infatuated with 
her. A companion experiences the same thrill. 
They take the lady to supper and neither 
seems to have the Inner track. A party Is 
arranged for later. The boy, who has been 



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iff."** w,f l ll ? l « *lth the boy the father 
S!2t h# T* J h f *•* **urain* home from a 
party, at which he and his companion were 
rivals for the favors of the actress, finds his 
m< L tb 2L» dtt M wlth the ( **fe«r unconscious at 
PUT f#tt lw A ••*▼•»*. oomlng on the scene, 
aoouses the son to the polios, but the father. 

25Lf to ^5° ***• MBfesses that he did the 
crime. Later the boy is shunned by the ac- 
tress and at his clubs he is the topic of much 
d i BC * u ff ion *^ His riT *l ■ t *tes In his presence 
H*# at h !SwW* r J ? 0,lf6 " a6d onI * to save the boy's 
life. This leads to a quarrel, a blow, chal- 
lenge and a duel, with the result that the youth 
is shot and killed. Just then he awakes. His 
father and mother come Into the room as the 
'phone rings, it Is the actress at the party 
such as was pictured In the dream and she 



Is Inviting the youth. He at first is willing 
to attend "but as the recollection of his visions 
come to his mind a feeling of remorse strikes 
him and he decides to remain with the old 
folks at home. "A Price for Folly" should be 
marked down considerably. Fred. 



THE SECOND COMMANDMENT 

The Kalem jumped Into the features In too 
much of a hurry If the "Second Command- 
ment" Is to be accented a testimonial of Its 
feature. The earlier section was so poorly 
written it never hit the proper channels. Some 
situations were so palpably worked up that 
the thin-like fabrto made them drop many 
points below the single reeled dramatics turned 
lo °ee by this same company. The story Is one 
of those mixed up affairs and lacks explana- 
tions that even captions cannot untangle and 
It was all the more a pity It waa extended 
beyond four or five hundred feet Several 
Pretty exteriors and the third section en- 
livened things up a bit but at that Its strength 
as a feature never manifested Itself at any 
juncture. It was supposed to take place at 
the start In 1880. A studious young husband 
with a wife and child falls for some sort of 
a flimsy sun worshiping idea not clearly re- 
vealed by the camera. He looks Into the eyes 
of the blond woman assisting; the man run- 
ning the sun trust gag and right away forgets 
home and country. His wife endeavors to re- 
strain him. He pushes her aside and rushes 
back to the sorcerer's tent or habitat and 

Sresses blondle to his bosom. Of course wifey 
oesn't follow. Later the ions-robed person 
who works with the blond lady takes several 
draughts from a whiskey bottle. Then he 
draws forth a dagger or stllleto and tears 
back to his abode to stick daylight through 
the young man who so quickly fell for the 
lady of his witchery. The wife follows and 
averts a tragedy by her Interference. Her 
hubby leaves and later marries the blond 
woman. Then children come In later years 
that give another angle to the picture. The 
man Is a thief and cannot help It He also 
worships false gods. Tbe girl from the other 
side of the house loves Elm but she can't 
marry him until he reforms. Hs tries but 
falls. She has paralysis, but the night he en- 
ters her house for the purpose of burglary she 
applies Christian Science to her affliction and 
she walks as though there was nothing else 
to prevent her from using a revolver with 
efficiency. There's another young man who 
studies C. 8. and of course he wins the girl 
finally. Ths story required an Interpreter 
or a village guide. As a feature it isn't there. 



If or*. 



THE GRUDGE 



"The Grudge" Is 2,000 feet of length and 
waa made by the Broncho with W. 8. Hart aa 
the principal player. But by way of com- 

fartson with the three, four and five-part 
eatures "The Grudge" offers an excellent les- 
son. It shows what typical action of the 
American plains and barrooms may be enacted 
In rlppety buss-ssw time and hold cloae at- 
tention all the way without spilling over Into 
an additional thousand feet or two of cellu- 
loid. All the way there's action and before It 
has gone 800 feet there Is Intensity of action 
which shows what really may be accomplished 
In such short space of camera work. It's not 
greatly overdrawn and the gunplay revealed 
is all realistically portrayed. Hart does some 
bully, efficient work and on the cloeeups some 
camera advantages are utilised without strain- 
ing tbe point Directors striving for action 
without wasting; camera material would do 
well to give this picture a look and profit 
thereby. It shows what can be accomplished 
without running wild with direction or story. 

Jfor*. 

JANE SHORE. 

London, May 20. 
There is still hope for the English picture 
producer. He Is showing signs of Improve- 
ment. One of the latest features offered for 
public approval Is Barker'a 5,900 feet of 
"Jane Shore," that has over 200 scenes and 
Is wholly a British conception end execution. 
Blanche Forsythe hss the title role, and while 
a very excellent emotional actress, Is lacking 
In ethereal appearance. The store Is well 
known to Americans through the stage pro- 
duction by Virginia Harned some years ago. 
This feature enters Into direct competition with 
the Italian productions that employ vast mobs. 
It Is claimed that the Sixteenth Century bat- 
tle scenes of "Jane Shore" employ no less than 
5,800 supers. It would probably be much 
easier to believe the claim than to count 
them. The photography is very good and 
"Jane Shore" will make an acceptable feature 
anywhere. It la an excellent picture— Judged 
by British standards. Jolo. 



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ANDERSON JOINS METRO. 

The Metro will have as Executive 
Manager, commencing June 14, Carl 
Anderson, who has been with Lasky in 
the same capacity for a considerable 
period. Mr. Anderson tendered his 
resignation to the Lasky concern last 
week. 

A showman of long time experience, 
Mr. Anderson proved himself apt at 
pictures from his early connection with 
them. Recently it had been reported 
he was in receipt of several offers. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (JUNE 7.) 

(Continued from Page 13.) 



FARRAR AND CO. WEST. 

Geraldine Farrar, the operatic star who 
4ras been signed for pictures by Lasky, 
will leave for the coast by special car 
Monday. With Miss Farrar will be 
her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. 
Morris Gest, Mrs. David Belasco, 
Jimmie Sullivan and Frank Connor. 
There will also be four maids, a hair 
dresser, three cooks and a waiter. 

The entourage is to remain eight 
weeks in Los Angeles during which 
the pictures are to be taken. It is the 
hope of the Lasky people that they will, 
be able to complete at least three and 
perhaps four pictures in that time. 
"Carmen" is to be the first feature in 
which the singer is to appear. The 
car with the party is to leave via the 
Lehigh Valley R. R. at 10.30 Monday 
morning. 



VERDICT FOR BRULATOUR. 

Jules E. Brulatour sued the 
Comet Film Co. for a balance due on 
raw film stock sold. The defendant 
filed a counterclaim, alleging Brulatour 
had agreed to pay the concern one- 
tenth of the, net profits of the Ani- 
mated Weekly, exploited by the Sales 
Company in 1910, then competing with 
the Pathe Weekly. 

The case, tried before a jury, re- 
turned a verdict June 1 for Brulatour. 
The plaintiffs attorney was Arthur 
Butler Graham. The Comet Co. was 
represented by Robert M. Elder. 



Toledo, O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Johnson's Dogs 
Mile Rlalto 
Harry Catalina 
Leroy A Cahlll 
Paynton A Oreen 

Toronto 

HIPPODROME (Ubo) 
Elsie White 
Robt H Hodge Co 
Countess Mardlni 
Sorority Girls 
Marshall Montgomery 
Gray A Peters 
SCARBORD PK (ubo) 
Rosa Valeria 6 

YONGE ST (loew) 
Jack Birchley 
Fred Hlldebrandt 
Kingsbury A Munson 
Elliott A Mullen 
Pealson A Goldie 
Bennett Sisters 
(Two to fill) 

Trenton. 1M. J. 
TAYLOR O H (ubo) 
Terry A Oretchen 
Nellie English 
Walter Nealand Co 
Mason A Murray 
Meyaicos 

2d half 
Watson A Rush 
Geo Nagel Co 
Cathleen A Capitola 
Spanish Goldinis 

Troy. W. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Bobby Pandour 
Bl asset t A Scott 
Four Slickers 
Water LUlles 
Ivy A Ivy 
May Walsh 

2d half 
Ethel Mae Barker 
Water Llllies 
Clayton A Lennle 
Perry A White 
Ed Bstns 
Davit A Duval 

Va a cower, B. 01 

PANTAGES (m) 
6 Kirksmlth Bra 
Herley A Noble 
Margaret Edwards 
3 Weber Sis 
Passing Revu- 8 
Flying Fishers 

Victoria. B. C. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Sarah Padden Co 
Friend A Downing 
West A VanSlclen 
Dorothy Vaughan 



Randow Trio 
Ishikawa Japs 

Waaalnajton 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Booth A Leander 
Ed Morton 
The Sharrocks 
Elizabeth Reeslde 
Douglas Fairbanks 
Du Calion 
Belle Baker 
M Vadie Co 

Waterbury. Onn. 

POM'S (ubo) 
Richards A Brandt 
Humerous 4 
Jones A Jones 
The Stantons 
Pekin Mysteries 
(One to till) 

2d half 
Mintz A Palmer 
Harry Cutler 
Anthony & Ratliff 
The Crisps 
Grace De Mar 
"College Girls" 

Wllkea-Rarr*. Pa. 

POM'S (ubo) 

Stone A Alexis 

McManus A Don Car- 
los 

"Between Trains" 

Chas Mack Go 

Savoy A Brennen 

Black A White 
2d half 

The Faynes 

Bogart & Nelson 

Bessie Remple Co 

Clark A Verdi 

"Girl in the Moon" 

(One to fill) 

Winnipeg; 
PANTAGES (m) 

Edmund Hayes Co 

Dorsch A Russell 

Victoria Four 

Belle Oliver 

Lady Alice's Pets 
STRAND (wva) 

Geo Dixon 

Hawlev A Hawley 

Frish Howard A T 

Emily Smiley Co 
Worcester, Mann. 
PLAZA (ubo) 

Tom A Edith Almond 

Bent 

Mascony Bros 

"Black A White Re- 
vue" 

2d half 

Bent 

Jones A Jones 

(Two to All) 



NEW BUILDNGS. 

About a year or two ago the Carl F. Michel - 

felder Enterprises obtained a theatre site In 

Union Hill. Last week Architect McEIfatrlck 

reported the foundation to be well under way 

and that the house will be ready In the fall. 

It will seat 1,800 and will be devoted to pop 

vaudeville. Michelfeder's Co. also controls the 
new Mount Clair theatre. 



CORRESPONDENCE 

Unless otherwise noted, the folio win* reports are for the current week . 

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Sam Tishman of the Thellan office left Chi- 
cago for New York on Sunday. 

Bud Schaffer, who was operated on not long 
ago, Is out and around now. 



Memorial services for Elbert Hubbard were 
conducted at the Auditorium on Sunday. 

The Strollers are arranging to give a din- 
ner to Walter Keefe, who leaves for New York 
shortly. 



left Monday evening for Denver. The troupe 
Is slated for a six weeks run In Frisco after 
making a few Jumps out that way. 

Oscar Lorraine did not like his billing at 
McVlckers on Monday and passed up tho 
week's work. He was booked out this way by 
the Loew office, but switched over to the "As- 
sociation" for a route next season. 



The Criterion Film Company had Chicago 
detectives looking for films that they claimed 
were stolen last week. The "Tecs" liked the 
picture show job immensely. 



John Consldlne and Fred Lincoln were 
closeted with Mort Singer at the Association 
offices last Friday afternoon. Some think 
there Is a strong possibility of the Consldlne 
houses being booked by the "Association" 
next season. 



Dick Hoffman, of the Association offices 
will supply the Grand Theatre In CrooKsten. 
Minn., with three vaudeville acts on Sundays 
starting with Jttne 6. 

The Windsor deserted its stock policy for 
this week by playing the "Tab," "A Night In 
Old Heidelberg." The house will revert to 
stock next week. 



Page, Hack and Mack did not open at the 
Majestic on Monday, as booked, on account of 
a sprained ankle that one of the troupe sus- 
tained on Sunday. 

The Star theatre safe was blown up last 
week, the robbers getting about six hundred 
dollars in real money. Last year about the 
same time a similar occurrence was reported 
st this theatre. 



The "Dancing Around" company, with Al 
Jolson, which closed here on Saturday night. 



Dave Beehler received judgment against 
Baron Llchter for commission claimed by 
Beohler for engagements around this section 
of >tas «euntry. Beehler's case was centered 
on the fact that Llchter gave him a booking 
authority. The judgment followed Attachment 
proceedlnga at Danville, III. 

The Crown Theatre which has recently 
housed legitimate attractions will try out a 
vaudeville policy starting about the middle 
of August. At present there Is nothing defi- 
nitely settled is to the hooking of the house 
but the policy of the house Is assured. The 
prices will range from 10 to 25 cents. 

Harry Weber, Tlnk Humphries and Menlo 
Moore arrived In Chicago on Monday morning 
after a motor trip from New York. When the 
car drew up to the Majestic on that morning 
It was decorated with a shovel and other im- 
plements that dug the car out of the mud on 
the way. 



There has been quite some Juggling of book- 
ings in connection with the Wilson, Kedtle 
and Great Northern Hippodrome lately. The 
three houses are booked by the W. V. M. A 
and have been playing some big time acts. 
It is said the heads of the "Association" can- 
not countenance the booking of acta that have 
played the Majestio or Palace, local houses 
charging cheaper admission prices, it seems 
as though the big kick may come from New 
York. The Rlggoletta Brothers, booked at 
the Hippodrome this week were forced to 
cancel the engagement for this reason. 



BLACKSTONB (Edwin Wappler, mgr.).— 
Closed. 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.).— "Peg," with 
Peggy O'Nell. Third week. (Revival) doing 
fairly. 

COHANS GRAND (Harry Ridings, mgr.).— 
"Beverly's Balance," with Miss Anglin. 1st 

COLUMBIA (William Roche, mgr.).— Closed. 

CROWN (A. J. Kaufman, mgr.).— Pictures. 

GARR1CK (John J. Garrity, mgr.).— "All 
Over Town," with Joseph Santley. Opened 
Sunday. 1st week. 

LA SALLE (Joeeph Bransky, mgr.). — Musi- 
cal stock. Business continues good. 

NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.).— Pictures. 

OLYMPIC (George L. Warren, mgr.).— 
Along Came Ruth/' 6th week. Fair busi- 
ness at dollar top price. 

POWERS (Harry Powers, mgr.). — Closed. 

PRINCESS (Sam P. Gerson, mgr.).— "The 
Lady In Red." 2nd week. Business good. 

VICTORIA (Howard Brolaskl, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

MAJESTIC (Fred Eberts, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pheum). — Monday night saw the first ca- 
pacity house that the big house has held In 
many weeks. Evelyn Nesblt was the head- 
liner, this being her first appearance In this 
city. On her former trip out this way Miss 
Nesblt skipped this city without stopping to 
play. It was a true test of her drawing 
power on Monday and the business certainly 
warranted the engagement. Miss Nesblt also 
came in for a nice reception at the start and 
finished perhaps bigger than she does around 
in the New York houses. Her dancing with 
Jack Clifford though was the hit of thu act, 
the reversed neck swing used for an encore 
being especially effective. Bert Swor was 
billed Just below Miss Nesblt and was handed 
the next to closing position, this being a 
tough spot on account of the good things that 
had gone before, but the black-face artist 
made a solid hit. The comedian has a good 
raft of material. Perhaps the applause hit of 
the show was pulled down by Lyons and 
Yosco. The two musical boys must have 
thought they were again In the old days at 
"the Corner" by the way the audience re- 
ceived their efforts. An act that stirred them 
up a little was Stella Tracey and Victor 
Stone, not forgetting Ethel Ponce at the 
piano. Miss Tracey has developed Into a 
corking comedienne with a comedy way that 
will make girl comics go some to keep up 
with her. Stone helps considerably and Miss 
Ponce in her little song of the Eddie Leonard 
type was a hit all by herself. In place of 
Page, Hack and Mack, who were slated to 
open the show, the Davles Family appeared. 
The fill in act made good. Norcross and 
Holdsworth was a timely act for Monday 
night, for veterans of the war were given 
this day on the outside and these two vets of 
the minstrel show were given a big reception. 
The two voices are truly wonderful, taking 
the ages of the singers into consideration. 
Harry Holman and Co. made them laugh all 
the way In their sketch "Adam Killjoy." Hol- 
man has a number of bright sayings In the 
act and not one of them missed fire on Mon- 
day night. The Three Rubes made their 
usual hit with their tumbling and comedy 
efforts on the trapeze. The Kerkville Family 
closed the show with their tricks around a 
small billiard table. The act succeeded In 
keeping a big percentage of the audience 
seated until they finished. 

GREAT NORTHERN HIPPODROME (A. 
Talbot, mgr.; agent, W. M. V. A.).— After a 
rainy session lasting almost a month the 
weather Monday broke clear and fine. Be- 
sides this It was a holiday (Decoration Day), 
but at noon the big Hippodrome held almost a 
capacity house which grew to an overflowing 
one a half hour later. The show offered was 
a light though pleasing one. There was 
plenty of comedy and some good singing. Wil- 
son and Aubrey, a two-bar act, consisted of 
some comedy attempts and tricks. The two 
men who work in tramp make-ups go through 
the usual routine finishing with a burlesque 
wrestling match which though well worn got 
them some laughs. Ford and Truly, on sec- 
ond, are a dog and a man. The dog, a well- 
trained little fox terrier, Is clever enough to 
pull the act through In any popular price 
house. The man can be praised for the way 
in which the dog follows his every move, 
which must have taken considerable patience 
In the training. The Althoff Sisters, who 
were with the Singer Midget road show, are 
now appearing alone In vaudeville. The two 
little girls through their youth and musical 
efforts get tho audience from the start and 
finish a substantial hit. The piano solo by 
the elder of the girls could be shortened to 
good advantage. The University Four Is a 
quartet with good voices, very little comedy 
being attempted. The boys sing In excellent 
"barber shop harmony" style and were wise 
In picking a repertoire of the songs that are 
most popular. Francesco Redding and Co. 
are still playing the comedy sketch which 
has the English Lord and the Cook playing 
important parts. The old stand-by still makes 
them laugh. Spencer and Williams, on next 
to closing, had an easy time of things. The 
audience seemed to be on speaking terms with 
the act and the boy and girl finished a big hit 
There are plenty of good things In this act. 
the comedy standing out Just a bit more than 
the songs and dances. Loyal's Pets closed the 
show, the animal act proved to be a pleasing 
one from start to finish. 



SAN FRANCISCO 

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ORPHEUM.— Adelaide and HugUee neuter- 
ed with dancing ; Nat M. Wills stopped the 
show ; Hoey and w Lee, liked ; Five Musical 
* yron, » - c,0 « ln K the show, held everybody in 
for the finish ; Elisabeth Murray, hit ; Madam 
Beaaon and Co., well applauded ; Four Ro- 
l?*!! *' J > l» e J9 eo ' •uccessfully ; Mr. and Mrs. 
Cart m!^^?«?* ven (holdover), delighted. 

EMPRESS.— Franklyn Ardell and Ce.. thor- 
oughly enjoyed; Maud Tiffany, excellent 
George De Alma, fair : Kanazawa Trio, closing, 
gave satisfaction; Moss and Frey, good; 
Clemona and Dean (colored), scored. In 
the opening spot was a male acrobat, while 
another act was furnished by a man with 
songs. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.).— Pavlowa 
(second week). 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob. Marx & Co., mgrs.).— 
Maud Adama in "Quality Street." 

ALCAZAR (Belasco and Mayer, mgrs.).— 
Kolb and Dill, "A Peck 'o Pickles'* (first 
week ) 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— Del. 8. 
Lawrence Dramatio Players. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agent, Levey).— Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME (Wm. Ely, mgr.; agent. W. 
s. v. A.). — Vaudeville. 



A Norwegian choir made up of 400 members 
will give a aeries of concerts at the exposi- 
tion beginning May 28. 

200 newsiea were the guests of the Wigwam 
management last week to witness "Alias 
Jimmy Valentine." 

The Philippine Constabulary Band recently 
finished giving a aeries of concerts In Oak- 
land. 



Frank R. Robertson Is giving his travelogs 
here this week under the ausploss of ons of the 
dally newspapers. 

Actors' Day, given under the auspices of 
the Actors' Equity Association, will be a spe- 
cial event at the exposition on July 0. 

A good Idea of what the exposition Is doing 
may be derived from the fact that on June I 
about 200 more employeea were discharged. 

While visiting the fair May 24 John Drew 
was signally honored by having the U. 8. 
Marine Corp, stationed there, pass before 
him in review. 



Of late there has been several efforts to 
revive cakewalklng. Through efforts consid- 
erable interest has been aroused in the ons 
time popular fad. 



Ruby Morris, said to be a young and pretty 
cafe entertainer working In an Oakland cafe, 
attempted suicide last week by swallowing 
poison. Prompt work in getting her to a 
hospital saved her life. 

"The Legend of the Temple," said to be 
an adaptation of the third degree of Ancient 
and Scottish Rite Masonry was presented on 
May 26 at the Masonic Hall. The version 
staged was In six acts and required a cast 
of 40. 



The Somaliland Villagers who went broke 
at the exposition were sent to Angel Island 
pending their final disposition by the immi- 
gration officials, were sent to Chicago last 
week. The Africans are to appear at White 
City during the season. 

Despite the shower which prevailed on Sun- 
day, May 23, a large crowd attended the 
mountain production of "Rip Van Winkle," 
which was staged on the summit of Mount 
Tamalplas. It is said that the Inclement 
weather detracted little if anything from the 
production. 

■ 

While the attendance at the theatres playing 
vaudeville indicate that business is good, the 
vaudevlllians complain that lay-offs and loss 
of time is more plentiful than work. From 
what acts coming from the East say, the many 
lay-offs on the coast time Just about permits 
the turns to break even and get back East. 
Of course, there are exceptions to this, but 
generally speaking It applies to most of the 
visiting turns booked out from the East. 



BUFFALO. 

BY OLYDB F. RU. 

SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.). — Cecil Cun- 
ningham is scoring heavily In a big novelty 
act ; the Alexander Kids, trio of exceptional 
children, do fine ; Will J. Ward In "A Musical 
Bouquet," Is a feature ; Chic Sales goes big ; 
Hale Norcross and clever company make hit 
in good sketch ; Crouch and Welch good In 
song and dance ; Rodgers, Pollock and Rodgers 
draw much applause with skit. The Countess 
Nardlna is a local favorite, fine piano playing. 
Good pictures close fine bill. 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.). — The Bonstelle 
Stock Company drawing big houses this Week 
with good offering, "In the Vanguard." Play 
Is attended by various women's clubs and 
school fraternities for purposes of studying 
logic and sermon of peace contained In offer- 
ing. 

TECK (John R. Oshei, mgr.). — Adele Blood 
stock company doing great business with farce, 
"Excuse Me." Good acting, fine stage effects, 
unsurpassed costuming. 

HIPPODROME (Honry Marcus, mgr.).— 
Plcturee and music, going big all week. In- 



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bust Dees. 

PALACE (Harold Bdel, mgr.).— Pictures. 

STRAND (Harold Edel, mgr. ) .—Feature 
films with additional dramatic and comedy 
films kept house well filled throughout week. 

OAYETY (John W. Ward, mgr.).— High 
class burlesque. "The Big Sensation," with 
Lydla Jopsy. Entire offering la one of heat 
of season. 

OLYMPIC (Charles Denilnger, mgr., Bun, 
Agt.).— Potta Brothers, bit hit; Jeanette Ad- 
ler and company of 6, feature in mualcal offer- 
ing ; Dlcklns A Floyd, Buffalonlans, favorites ; 
Kathertne Callahan, entertaining ; The Millars, 
sensational acrobatics. Pictures close. Busi- 
ness fair. 

ACADEMY (Jules Michaels, mgr., Loew, 
Agt.). — Musical comedy season opens at Acad- 
emy, company known as the Academy Mualcal 
Comedy Company presenting tabloid offerings. 
Twenty-four people, principals and chorus. 
Hlg business at five and ten. 

The Frontier Holding Company has pur- 
chased the building and site occupied, by the 



Family theater. * mortgage of $100,000 being 
filed with county clerk at time of purchase. 
Michell 8. Mark la one of the principals figur- 
ing in the deal and for that reason It Is be- 
lieved that a new building will be erected 
on the site in the near future, the ground 
floor to be continued aa a movie theatre, the 
stories above to be occupied by business offices. 



Bummer resorts are in full swing on both 
the American and Canadian side. All report 
good business on the opening. 

Conventions convening in this city through 
the remainder of the summer aa well as the 
unusual number of tourists expected becauae 
of the war abroad. It is believed will revive 
the theatrical business considerable. 



CINCINNATI. 

Bt HAURT v. martin. 

KEITH'S (John Royal, mgr., U. B. O.. 
agent). — SUverton Girls; Jack Prince; Archie 
Nicholson and Co. ; Florence Tlmponl ; Martini 
and Maximilian. 



CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 
Jacob Glass and His Lions ; Sadie Fondeller ; 



Bell and Eva ; Wilson and Whitman ; Barney 
O'Meara. 

CONEY ISLAND (Arthur Rleaenberger, 
mgr.).— Sid and Doll le Winters ; Lea Legerta ; 
Mualcal Plkea; Dubois and Miller; Vermont 
and Helman. Clubhouse cabaret — Cliff Emlg 
and Miaa Fltxgerald. Season opened Sunday. 

LAGOON (Arthur Wllber. mgr.).— Hardy, 
high wire artist; "Little Elsie," diver; The 
Bernards, novelty acrobats. 

ZOO (W. P. Wbitlock, mgr.).— Kryl'a Band. 

Cliff Emlg, noted hereabouta as a long-dls- 



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oomes 2-6. and Indications at* that big houses 
will rule during the engagement. Welch's 
burlesque organisation will Chen return to 
remain Indefinitely. 

DBNHAM (Woodward-Homan Co., mgr.).— 
The Woodward Stock presents "The Real 
Thing," 80-6, with "The Round-Up" under- 
lined. Business at this house continues quite 
satisfactory. 

BLITCH'S GARDENS (Mrs. Mary Elitch- 
Long, mgr.). — This noted pleasure resort threw 
open its gates 31. Thousands of pleasure seek- 
ers patronized the various concessions. The 
stock company, headed by Mary Hall and 
Charles Ounn, opens 6, In "The Thief." 

LAKESIDE (Colorado Amusement Co., 
mgr.). — The ninth season of this popular 

[Measure ground took place 29, and attracted 
arge crowds. The Arlington stock company 
will open in the theatre 14, with "The Blue 
Mouse." as Its first bill. 



The White Rats will stop off here on their 
cross-country "scamper," playing the Audi- 
torium the night of 12. 



Manager Woodward, of the Denham, Intends 
reviving the "stock star" system. Florence 
Roberts will be the first <l f the well-known 
stars to come under the new regime, opening 
18 for three weeks. Otis Skinner will be 
featured during July, and It la rumored that 
Nat Goodwin will follow. Mary Boland will 
sever her connection with the Woodward Stock 
company 12, returning to New York City. 

Alexander Saslavsky and his quartet will ap- 
pear at the Brown Palace Hotel, commencing 
26, for eight weeks. C. B. 8. 



LOS ANGELES 

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ORPHEUM (Clarence Drown, mgr., U. B. 
O.). — Mason and Keeler, well received; Coop- 
er and Henderson, scored ; Bankoff and Girlie, 
artistic dsncers; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wilde, 
entertaining; Orr and de Costa, clever; Syl- 
vester Sharer and Co., repeated successfully. 

EMPRESS (Deane Worley, mgr., Loew). — 
Joe Welch, big hit; Bryan and Sumner, re- 
markably good ; Johnson and Deen, amusing ; 
Cook and Rothert, pleasing ; Von Cello, 
mediocre ; Sadie Sherman, entertaining. 

REPUBLIC (Al. Watson, mgr., Levey). — 
Florence Bell and Co., very good: James P. 
Lee and Co., passably pleasing ; Phroso, fine ; 
Leslies, pleasing ; Norwoods, excellent ; "The 
Athlete and the Tramp," entertaining ; Ed- 
wards and Collins, passable ; Artie and Mar- 
tinez, went well ; Joe Lee, got by nicely ; Eddie 
Gamble, good. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain, mgr., 
Western States).— "The Dance Revue of 1915." 
scored ; Pla trio, entertaining ; Warner and 
White, good dancers ; Two Kilties, cleverly 
done ; "The End of the Road," very good ; 
Chet Wilson, well liked ; Doranto, passably 
pleasing. 

BURBANK.— "Polly of the Circus." 

MASON.— "Quality Street." 

CENTURY.— Burlesque. 

Selma Paley Is taking a prolonged vacation. 



Paul Byron, formerly with Llebler, is here 
In the movies. 



Charles Ruggles has joined the Morosco- 
Bosworth. 



Will Abrams and Agnes Johns have gone to 
San Francisco. 



Walter Duggan has returned to New York. 

William Rock will produce for Morosco. 

An effort is being made here to locate Wil- 
liam Mostyn, an animal circus man, long miss- 
ing. 

An eleventh hour switch was msds in the 
booking of "Sari," originally slated for the 
Morosco theatre. The Mason won the plum. 



Sedley Brown Is acting as western repre- 
sentative for Gustavo Frohman. 



Joe Montrose will manage the Morosco. 

Prof. Bader-Nottln has put two of the 
Spanish dancers until recently connected with 
the Mission Play In vaudeville. 



MONTREAL 

By ARTHUR SCHAUBK. 

ORPHEUM (O. F. Drlscoll, mgr. ) .— Orpheum 
Players presented "Nearly Married," and added 
to the popularity of the company. Next, "The 
Only Son." 

HIS MAJESTY'S (H. P. Hill, mgr.).— His 
Majesty's Players. "Ths Royal Mounted." well 

Slayed to good business. Next, "The Private 
ec retar*. H 

IMPERIAL (H. W. Conover, mgr., U. B. O.). 
— Cervo, big hit ; Marino Sisters, very good ; 
J. O'Neil Farrell, good ; pictures to the usual 
big business. 

CASINO (M. Kashtn, mgr., agent. Plmmer). 
^—Princess Luba Miroff ; Lloyd and Rehan ; 
Mile De Pinna ; Colman, Oassett and Barnes, 
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very good : Marvelous Kirk, clever ; The Clin- 
tons, novelty ; Gagnoux, good ; Theo Vandeo- 
Meerchen's Band. This Is the 27th season or 
Sohmer Park. 

DOMINION PARK opened tta season Satur- 
day, 22. The Famous Players Film Service 
enlarged their office here. Harry Kaufman Is 
the local manager. 



NIW MUANS. 

By O. M. SANVBL. 

HIPPODROME (Jake Miller, mgr. ) .—Vaude- 
ville. 

ALAMO (Will Ouerlnger, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 

SPANISH FORT (M. 8. Sloan, mgr).— Pao- 
lettl's Band and Danssnt 

ATHENAEUM (William Welsflsld, mgr.).— . 
Pictures. 



Abe Kaufman, long attached to the local 
film fraternity, but now In it at Memphis, 
was married Saturday to Florence Kelly. 



Eddie Mather, stage manager of the Or- 
pheum, has been delegsted a delegate to the 
convention of the I. A. T. 8. E. 



Barry Milton and Joe Griffin , two of the 
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cabaret, returned to New Orleans convinced 
their Interpretations required the Interpreta- 
tions of an Interpreter. 



Herman Flcbtenberg returned from Los An- 
geles Saturday. 

Arthur Lane, manager of the Orpheum. 
Memphis, has secured the dancing concession 
at Deer's Island, near Biloxl, Miss. 



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KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr., agent, 
U. B. O.).— Good bill this week, with Douglas 
Fairbanks an the headline attraction. Mallla 
Bart Co., a fair acrobatic number, opened the 
Bhow, followed by Bobby Barry and Nellie 
Daly, who were only fair. The flret real life 
of the show was Harry and Emma Sharrock 
In "Behind the Grand Stand." They were 
liked. Ran Eleanor Ball was another pleas- 
ing number, and scored with her good violin 



f 'laying. The Avon Comedy Four were the 
aughlng hit of the bill and divided applause 
honors with Douglas Fairbanks. The Misses 
Campbell made their first appearance here and 
did very nicely In their singing and musical 
offering. In the next position was Douglas 
Fairbanks In "A Regular Business Man.' 7 He 
scored big. Ernest R. Ball played and sang 
a number of his own compositions and was 
accorded a big hand. Charlie Ahearn's Cycl- 
ists closed. 

BIJOU (Joseph C. Dougherty, mgr., agent, 
U. B. O.). — with one exception every act 
scored big Monday afternoon. Roy and Anna 
Harah opened the show with a good skating 
act. The appearance of this team Is very good. 
De Mtchell Bros, put over a hit with good 
comedy and music. The next position was neld 
by Flora Lea and Baby Gorman, late of mov- 
ing pictures. The act Is staged In a garden 
setting showing two red cross nurses at the 
front. The sketch Is absolutely without merit, 
having no lines, theme or plot. It opens 
with old glory flying, which fathers soms ap- 
plause. Then follows cross-fire talk between 
two nurses which did, at one time or another, 
reveal a little humor. Just wnen the house 
expected the act to Bhow some^actlon. the 
curtain drops. Foy and Page, a couple of 
nut comedians, put over one of the best nut 
acts seen hereabouts for some time. They 
closed a bid hand and lots of laughs. Closing 
the show and likewise stopping it, wero "The 
Whirlwinds of tho Desert. ' This crack acro- 
batic number made a fine closing. 



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DAKER (Oeo. L. Baker, Mgr.) 7-8.— Par- 
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raelll. big drawing card; "On the Riviera," 
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LYRIC (Dan Flood, mgr.; agent. Planer). 



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enjoyed. Fine bill to crowded house. 

COSMOS (A. Julian Brylawski, mgr.).— Roy 
and Wilson, good: Herbert A Dennis, amus- 
ing; Csrl Statzer a Co., playlet, well received; 
Gallerlni Four, big; Merry Minstrel Mlbsee, 

fi leasing; Lady Betty, educsted ape, Interest- 
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house. Next week "The Gingerbread Man." 

POLI'S (J. W. Con an, mgr.). — Dramatic 
stock in "The Divorce Question ;" well pre- 
sented ; good business. Next week "Kitty 
Mack ay." 



ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (June 7) 

Players may be lilted in this department weekly, either at the theatres they are 
appearing in or at a permanent or temporary address (which will be inserted when route 
is not received) for $5 yearly, or if name is in bold type, $10 yearly. All are eligible to 
this department. 



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26 



VARIETY 



SHOP TALK 

By EDWARD MARSHALL 



Last week's issue of VARIETY was literally teeming 
with proofs of my preachments, as expounded in this 
column. 

I want to take you through the pages of last week's 
number. I want to point out to you the logic of my 
arguments and call to your attention at least one salient 
proof of what I have tried to impress upon you. 

I have said if you have something bookable you would 
be wise to acWartise it in VARIETY, as the surest way 
to get the attention of the booking managers. 

On page 25 of VARIETY, May 28, you will find proof 
that these Tory bookers indorse the truth of that state- 
ment. The United Booking Offices itself sets forth details 
of its film service. The U. B. O. Film Department has 
films to book and it advertises the fact in VARIETY, 
because it knows VARIETY will carry the message to 
the market. Although the United books hundreds of 
theatres where it can place any film production, there are 
other outlets for its picture service which may be at- 
tracted by advertising. Now listen to this, Mr. Actor. 
You may already be placed with and by the United 
in so far as it is within its power, but likewise, too, there 
are other bookings you can aid them in securing for you. 

You can reach these men in the big office with your 
VARIETY ad and you can reach on farther and farther 
after you have reached them. Can you do better than 
emulate the example of the United? 

Turn over to page 34. Here's an example of an act's 
"getting there" finally. You know what a persistent and 
liberal advertiser Willard has always been in VARIETY. 
Last fall it was reported he couldn't get the money de- 
manded for the big ones and many an act would have 
accepted the situation as final. But you see Willard had 
confidence in himself and he kept up his campaign of 
publicity. An enviable route covering the entire summer 
is but a portion of the fruits of this shrewd showman's 
stick -to-itive-ness. 

When I speak next of Walter W earns you all know who 
I mean, although only a few months ago many of you 
never heard of him. Walter's going to Australia to play 
the "big time" for Hugh Mcintosh. 

Mr. Weems said in his advertisement: 

"Moral: 

Believe in yourself; 

Keep striving to rise. 
Mind your own business, 

AND ADVERTISE." 

Just turn over to the inside cover page and get Weems' 
own recipe for this successful coup. And while you're on 
that page read how that "nut" of a Bert Fitxgibbon fig- 
ures out this advertising thing. You will find Bert's 
Coetic advice in Schooler and Dickinson's ad. I guess you 
now Fitxgibbon's standing in show business. Plays the 
Palace 'steen times every season. And Bert's "nutty" — 
yea, as nutty as P. T. Barnum. 

Mr. Fitxgibbon said in Schooler and Dickinson's ad- 
vertisement t 

"An act may be of wondrous sine, 
But still it pays to advertise." 

Nan Halperin's on the same page anent being held over 
at Henderson's on page 32. Good business head, Miss 
Halperin. 

By calling your attention to the advertisement on page 
30 of Herbert Standing 1 direct you to an advertising ser- 
mon in itself. Here is a man who has as good an engage- 
ment as there is in pictures and is getting on famously. 
Yet he tells you he has decided to advertise. I am glad 
that so distinguished and sterling a player said this. I 
feel that it adds great weight to my arguments. 

I cannot pass Manny and Roberts' announcement of 
successes over-seas. Same page as Herbert Standing's 
clever ad. 

The Howard Brothers I know have commanded your 
attention with their follow-up campaign of reproducing 
their bill topping posters in England} It's sure keeping 
the flying banjo turn on the American market and is 
paving the way for M. S. Bentham to do business for them 
over here. 

Modesty forbids me saying any more about myself but 
I will say that I am running away from American con- 
tracts to play my British engagements this summer. 

There are 26 letters and seven punctuation marks in 
the English language and there is VARIETY. Wherever 
acts are wanted English is understood. Wherever a the- 
atrical paper belongs you will find VARIETY. 

Mr. Actor, it is up to you. 



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$195.00 TWELVE HOURS AFTER APPOINTMENT; 

Longloy. liveryman. $115 first day; Rasp, arrent, 11686 
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farmer, IK* In 30 dajs; JueJl, clerk, 16800: Hart, 
farmer, fcOOO; Wilson, eashler. 13000 lu 30 days. Let 
as refer yon to theso men, to the U. 8. tovernment, 
to banks, business houHcs, noted people. Heed this 
caution from Cha*. Htarr, of Mich. Horry this field 
Is closed. Should hare noted sooner but was skeptics I. 
Your local mnn's great cuceess h set everybody 
talking and proves I was a chump. Wonderful what 
a aman eao do with a real opportunity." 1 hen read 
this from Lode wick who acte 1 quickly: "Larky I 
answered ad. It's great. Money coming fast.'* 
Which will you bo, Starr, a victim of "neglected op- 
portunities 1 ' or LoiowLck, the "early bird?" Avoid 
rewri'l, soud a pobtal this very minute. 

SPEND ONECENTTO MAKE THOUSANDS 

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More remarkable than this Inrentlon Is onr start* 
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Asking to be shown doesn't obligate you one bit. 
Investigate today by all means. 

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You who use liquids— 

Or other old-time ways. 

You've amply proved that using 
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VARIETY 



FARBER GIRLS 

Two of vaudeville's cleverest sisters 
and two girls who have sensibly con- 
structed their faultless routine from 
the Waterson, Berlin & Snyder cata- 
log. The expert opinion of Ashton 
Stevens gave the girls the following 
notice in the Chicago "Examiner" dur- 
ing their recent engagement at the 
Majestic, Chicago. 

But I should not have passed 
the Farber Girls, Constance and 
Irene. They demand attention. 
The funny one, the blonde one, the 
smaller one, whom I take to be 
Miss Constanse. is une of the rarest 
birds known to the stage, a youth- 
ful and not ill-looking comic, even 
if she docs make twisted faces at 
you. Sin- nerds a father, a stage 




director, a censor and an author. 
That's all. I Icr talent grows while 
you keep your seat. Her person- 
ality is more piercing than ever. 
But she needs direction, editing, 
coaching, Bclas^oing. Properly di- 
rected, Miss Constance Farber 
could make the topline of vaude- 
ville without a single assist from 
B. L. T. or F. P. A. ; and could carry 
her singing sister along with her. 
Miss Constance Farber is precious 
vaudeville material that should be 
taken in hand before her inimitable 
grin has lost its girlhood 



RUTH AND KITTY HENRY 

A glimpse at the accompanying pho- 
tograph of Ruth and Kitty Henry car- 
ries but a faint impression of the artis- 
tic ability of the pair who have one ot 
those different "sister" arts with a 
unique opening that stands out con- 
spicuously before a ->p1 1 ti di r I offering 




made up oi many geni> from the Wa- 
terson, Berlin \ Snyder catalog. 

Kitty Henry delivers a nioiiolog wiih 
the best and will eventually be heard 
troin beyond the \ «iudt ville held. 

Carrying a fund of personality, tin-, 
demure little pair have never failed to 
deliver regardless of circumstances or 
handicaps. 



YES!!! 



vvk have: finally landed the. 

Logical Successor to 
''Alexander's Ragtime Band'' 

THIS MAY SOUND EXTRAVAGANT, FOR 
IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO LOCATE A 
NUMBER THAT WILL EVER APPROACH 
THE RECORD MADE BY THAT FAMOUS 
OLD HIT OF TWO CONTINENTS, YET WE 
DO NOT HESITATE TO REGISTER THIS 
AS OUR POSITIVE OPINION WE DO NOT 
HESITATE TO MAKE THE PREDICTION 
THAT OUR NEW SOUTHERN DITTY WILL 
SURPASS BOTH IN POPULARITY AND 
ACTUAL SALES, THE RECORD ESTAB- 
LISHED BY "ALEXANDERS BAND." 

"WE'LL HAVE A JUBILEE IN MY 





1 





is just coming into its own. It is just being recog- 
nized by both the profession and public as a sure 
sensation. It has made greater strides than any 
number we have previously published. It carries 
that irresistible melody that lingers and is a great 
song in every particular: great because it never 
fails to hold up the singer; great because it can fit 
practically any specialty, and, greater — because it 
is a different style number than any of its prede- 



cessors. 



REMEMBER We practically guarantee it to 
be the greatest hit in the history of popular songs. 

If you hear it, you will agree with us. 

GET IT NOW. DON'T WAIT. GET IT NOW. 



WATERSON, BERLIN & SNYDER 

Strand Theatre Bldg., 47th St. and B'way, New York 



CHICAGO 



PHILADELPHIA 



H Randolph Sfrvt 92.1 Walnut Strr^t 



SI I.OL'i.S 
V r an W Rui Irlin f 



HOSTON 

.' *0 I rrrr"<nt S 1 1 e e t 



WATSON SISTERS 

The mere introduction of this clever 
team of sisters carries a significance 
of its own. Who has not heard of the 
Watson Sisters, the two girls who 
brought a two-dollar atmosphere into 
the burlesque field? At the head of 
their own show, this couple have ac- 
cumulated a clientele and following 
around the Columbia Circuit that es- 
tablished a unique record in itself. 

After the close of the burlesque sea- 
son the Watson Sisters were in im- 
mediate demand for vaudeville and 
were tendered a summer route as soon 
as their repertoire was arranged. Their 




keen business ability which runs paral- 
lel to their artistic prowess prompted 
them to call on Max Winslow of the 
professional department of Waterson, 
Berlin & Snyder and with such num- 
bers as "Paradise," "Kentucky Home," 
"Bulletin Boards" and Berlin's latest 
and greatest ballad, "When I Leave 
the World Behind," the Watson girls 
found little trouble in constructing one 
of the best routines c: f ant. Their 
opening was fully up to expectations, 
a genuine hit. 



MOORE AND YOUNG 

Alberta Moore and Myrtle Young 
represent two distinct types of femi- 
nine charm, one a striking blonde, the 
other a charming brunet. Myrtle 
Young's face is probably familiar to 
many, as her smile illuminates many 
commercial advertisements. She was 
also selected bv Charles Dana Gibson 




MAX WINSLOW, Professional Department 



to serve as a model for his series of 
blonde beauties. 

The couple present a routine of songs 
and dances, the former wisely selected 
from among the repertoire of Water- 
son, Berlin & Snyder's, the latter being 
distinctly original and good. 

The girls have been a big time fixture 
for several years and have built up an 
enviable repi: f "iion throughout the 
profession for l xcellencc in both ability 
and beauty. 



VARIETY 



Sheedy Vaudeville Agency: 

1440 Broadway, New York. Telephone, Bryant 7400 and 7401. Good acts get consecutive bookings 



iiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiminMiiiie 



Correspondents) 



Wanted 



VARIETY has an at- 
tractive proposition to 
submit to those wishing 
to be VARIETY corre- 
spondents. 

It will not interfere with 
other pursuits, and may 
be developed into a per- 
manent income by active 
people* 

Newspapermen should 
be particularly inter- 
ested in it. 

Address applications to 

VARIETY I 

New York City 1 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 r= 



Recognized Vaudeville Acts 

Write or Wire 

J. H. ALOZ 



Booking Agency 
Orpheum Theatre Bide. 

MONTREAL, P. Q, 



:il!ll 


* MAJESTIC 


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J*H1 in<;H 


rr.iui *T S BUILDING 
MilJIl^ CHICAGO 



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DDL IUI 



A SEASIDE tOMALtW Ctl- 

•HY, rHn*4 ui is ss s ss s t y re- 
rtrletetl. will 4 reosi stsssirwi. 
$425; fell slis elets, felty lev 
srevss", $175 ■ ■; BMftlsly say- 

swats; twe sassy batting 
teaches ; natural barter far 
•leaser* boats ; fasaaas (ball 



•real*; siperb eeea* flaws; yasat cliba. betels, teaais aa< 
all tattaar sports; 45 ssimtes aat; fare 9t.; aaaabara ate 
seaatry ceaalaeJ; excursions leave aftee daily and Sestay; 
airaalar apes reaacst. 
THE IACNE IEALTY CO.. 2*0 treasety. New Yert City 



D. S. SAMUELS 

Veudeville Enterprises 

A. SAMUELS 

MANAGER AND PROMOTER 

Wanted, Good Acta, 

Playlet., Tabloid. 

Musical Comedies and 

Performers Wanted 

Call Write— Phone Wire 

Fitzgerald Bid*., 

1482 Broadway, N. Y. C. 

Bryant GSM 

Producers of Royal Balalaika Orchestra 
with Madeleine Harrison. "Every- 
body" and other acta. 



J VYGORM AN S summer. 

ft Be&&3T l aoa?o R PA RKS 

Wanted, summer season, fifteen weeks, two 
girl acta, S to IS girls, with or without cos- 
tumes. 



B 

Bailey Bill 
Bart Chaa M 
Ball Cal 
Bar bean Fred 
Barrett Mra B 
Barnett Walter B (C) 
Barrowa Joa 
Bary Amelia 
Bathrlck Ben 
Bates Chaa H (C) 
Bell Paul 
Bender Mazle 
Bergen Alfred 



Bernard Billy (C) 
Bernard Babe 
Bernard Joe 
Bemateln & Rich- 
mond (C) 
Benton Chaa 
Bette Herbert K 
Big Cl^y Four (C) 
Bimbo Chaa (C) 
Blondell Ed 
Bonlta ft Hearn (C) 
Boaworth Hallett 
Bowers Dave (C) 
Brlce Miss E (C) 







LEVEY 



CIRCUI 



VAUMVILLI 



The Boat Small Time in the Far West. Steady Consecutive Work for Novelty Feature Ac* 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES, ALCAZAR THEATRE BLDG., SAN FRANCISCO 
Can arrange from throe to Ave weeks be t ween sailings of boats for Australia for all first 

acts. C ommunicate by wire or letter. 

AMALGAMATED Vaudeville Agency 

B. S. MOSS, President and General Manager 

Rraraif i Mr 1 B - s - moss circuit prudential circuit 

DlSVSIt.ir'Hji PLIMMER CIRCUIT 

Artists and Acta of every description suitable for vaudeville can obtain long engagements by 
BOOKING DIRECT with ua. Send in your open time at once or call. 



Offices: Columbia Theatre Bldg.-TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK.-Telephene Bryant S445 



95% 



of all performers going to Europe make their steamship arrangements through 
ua. The following have: 

Milton and DeLong Sisters, McLellan and Carson. Wm. Morrow and Co., Neil 
McKinley, Melville's Mortor Girl, Manello and Martinet, Bert Melrose, The 
Marquarda, Maud and Gill, Morria and Allan, Marshal and King, Five Merkels, Martini Bros., 
Mann and Frank, Mijaria. 

PAUL TAUSIG m SON, 1M E. 14th St., Nov York City 
German Savings Bank Bldg. Telephone Stuyveeant 



Fuller's Australasian Vaudeville Circuit 



Governing Director, Bon J. Fuller 
The "live wire" circuit of the Swvthera Hemisphere. Where the "make goods" 
to IN weeks. All Rail and Steamship Fares, excess baggage and haulage paid by too 






play from M 
neat 



from AMERICA to AMERICA. 

Josophmo Gassraan, who has been oa the circuit over 7t wee k s (and still going strong), said, 
If the gang back in the States only knew wkat a "paraeXse for actors" Australia really la, Geo! 
what a stampede there would be 
with BEN J. FULLER'S CHICAGO 
Suite lJll-ze E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 111 



If you have a good single, double or novelty act, got in touch 
I OFFICE. SUoaso a polite negative. 

Phone Wabash Till 
ROY D. MURPHY, U. S. RassrosoataUvs. 



Harry Rickard's Tivoli Theatres 



And AFFILIATED CIRCUITS, INDIA and AFRICA 



LTD. 

AUSTRALIA 
Capital, $l,ZSe,»H 



HUGH McINTOSH, GoTorning Director 

"HUCHMAC," Sydney 
tE. SYDNEY- AUSTRALIA 
1 Strand Theatre Bldg. 



Registered Cable Address: "HUCHMAC," 
Head Omcet TIVOLI THEATRT 



NEW YORK OFFICES, Sll 



J.W.G0RM AN'S gggg* 

IOO BOYLSTON5T. BOSTON A^Atf/lO 



W ANTED- Vaudeville for weeks 
May SI, June 14-21. Principals 
and Vaudeville Acts for Musical 
Comedy. IS woeka summer sea- 



Brooks Wallie 
Brooks Wallie (C) 
Brott Forry 
Burke Johny 
Burkhardt Maurice 
Burnett R O 
Burroughs Mr B W 
Burroughs J R (C) 

a 

Cates Band 
Celest Charles 
Clark Victor 
Carter A Carter (C) 
Cevene Herbert (C) 
Chesterfield Henry (C) 
Churchill Mrs M (C) 
Cleveland R S 
Coleman W J 
Colton A Darrow (C) 
Coetley C B (C) 



Crandall Harry 
Crawford & MontroRu 
Crelghton J C (C) 
Crotton Louise (C) 
Crowlnahleld Mr 
Cullen Thomas J 
Curlejr Joseph 



Dalton Dorothy 
Dalton James B 
Darling Daisy (C) 
Davis Hal (C) 
Dean Daley (C) 
Dean Florence 
Dean Rose 
Dean Phyllis (C) 
Dean Phillips 
Dehon B (C) 
Derllng Mrs 
Da Wright Mr 



Diamond Beatrice 
Dlckina Mr 
Donazetta Thomas 
Dooley J & E 
Dorson Goglaa 
Doyle Mr 
Du Frio Sully 
Dupree Geo 
Duval Dorrls (C) 



B 



(C) 



Ealand F H 
Earls John 
Earle Maud 
Edmonds & Level le 
E L H (C) 
Ellnore Bruce (P) 
Ell la Robert 
Emerson Jas E (C) 
Emert L A (C) 
Bspe Albert 



Falls Arohls 
Fay Eva 
Fein Frank 
Followea Mrs C (C) 
Fltzaimmona A Cam- 
eron 
^inneran Jean (C) 
Fitzgerald ft' Aahton 

(C) 
Flynn J H 
Foo Lee Tong (C) 
Fontaine Azalea 
Foy Eddls 

Forrester Sidney (C) 
Francia Adeline 
Frandleno Mra F (C) 
Franklin Bessie 
Franklyn Wilson 
French B (C) 



Detroit "News" says, "Beatrice Allen, one of 
the prettiest young women behind the foot- 
lights, whose dancing everybody raves over, is 
another adorable bit of talent and adornment 
jn the show." 



Detroit "Times" says, "Right after this cornea 
another attractive number, 'Don't Tempt Me,' 
sung by Miss Allen, the prettiest girl in the 
show, in the prettiest frocks. The lady at the 
left declares Miss Allen was vogue at all times. 
If that means, very nice to look at, she was." 



Detroit "Free Preee" says, "Miss Beatrice 
Allen is a very pretty girl who dances su- 
perbly." 



W. R. Simmons, Tern. Haute "News," says 

"Beatrice Allen is one of the brightest spots 
of the company. Mies Allen is Mr. Santley's 
dancing partner, beridaa having a part, which 
she makes the most of. Miss Allen is a beauty 
and her dances with Mr, Santley calls for many 
encores." 



WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT 

Beatrice Allen 

who it appearing in Joseph Santley's New Musical Revue 

"All Over Town" 

Chaa. Collina, Chicago "Tost," says "Miss Chicago "American" says "Santley seemed 
Allen, an exemplar of the modern dances, to enjoy his dancing as much as the audience, 
wears a small fortune in gowns and trots and why shouldn't ne with a bewitching part - 
blithely with Mr. Santley." ner like Beatrice Allen, in her wonderful Lu- 

cille costumes. 

Percy Hammond, Chicago, says "Miss Bea- 
trice Allen, the Rhythm of whose winged and Aahton Stevena says "Miss Reatrice Allen 
slender slippers, was once an aid to appetite is all charm." 
at Rector's." 



The Hattona, Chicago "Herald." say "Miss 
Beatrice Allen, looking like a lovely French 
portrait of aome beauty of Du Barry'a time, 
cornea out of her frame to dance a charming 
Temptation Waltz with Mr. Santley. . . . 
Miss Allen, who danced here a season or so 
ago with Sebastian, is a beautiful picture in 
her bewildering frocks, and dances with con- 
siderable charm." 



O. L. Hall. Chicago "Journal," aays, "And 
Beatrice Allen, once of the cafes, geta her 
dancing into this show. She is a showy item 
in its exhibition of youth, and she practicca 
a Pavlowan aide-kick in a stage covering 
dance, that puts out of mind and out of the 
time the dreary atepping of the too numer- 
ous trotters." 



Amy Leslie, Chicago "News," says "Billy Al- 
len, clad like a Goddess with an income tax, 
looked regal enough to adorn her new 



patronym of Beatrice, instead of Bill. Any- 
body who could call Miss Allen Billy and 
look at her in that Phoebus costume of mid- 



night blue and black with straps of diamonda 
and buckles of sapphires, should not be al- 
lowed to see her dance with Santley at all, 
but be properly manacled." 



G4r,-4| 



30 



VARIETY 




A PARTIAL LIST OF THOSE WHO HELPED TO MAKE 

Johnny Dooley and Yvette Rugel 

A REAL SENSATIONAL BROADWAY SUCCESS 
B. F. KEITH'S PALACE THEATRE, NEW YORK, LAST WEEK (MAY 24) 



H. BART McHUGH, Manager 

("HOW D'YE DO" 
(BEST AGENT THIS SIDE OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS) 

MR. SHANBERGER OF BALTIMORE MR. ROBBINS OF WASHINGTON 



MARTIN BECK 
NORA BAYES 
FRED DAAB 
WM. J. DOOLEY 
GORDON DOOLEY 
RAY DOOLEY 
JACK LIPSCHUTS 

We wish to sincerely thank 



GEO. GOTTLEIB 
BESSIE CLAYTON 
WILLIE WESTON 
TED REILLY 
POSS JONES 
BILLY PARKER 
ROSALIE MUCKENFUSS 



EDW. V. DARLING 
BERT COOPER 
JACK WILSON 
HARRY JORDAN 
GEO. METZEL 
LOUIS BERNSTEIN 
SAM HARRIS 



ELMER ROGERS 
BILL CLARK AND CREW 
HARRIS AND SPRAGUE 
FLORENCE McHUGH 
MARY AND JOE 
PHIL KORNHEISER 
ELMER GRAHAM 



the above-mentioned, also the press, end the gentlemen who so kindly offered musical comedy and revue contracts. 

we've forgotten any one we're sorry. 



If 





Sam Barto 



"The SlUnt Tramp' 
Variety, London 



SANDY SHAW 

Scotch Comedian 

Stands Alone 

Per. Address: TOM JONES, Putnam Bldg.. 

New York 




PAULINE SAXON 

THE "SIS PERKINS" GIRL 



Friendly Dan 


Oalvln J A (C) 
Qalvin Pro Co (C) 
Gardner Ix)ttUi 
(fardner Jack ( C > 
Gardlnes Hoi a W (C) 
GartolUf Bros 
Oavin Knox 
Gelger Johnny 
Gene & Fay (C) 
Germatne Flore (C) 
Gillespie Mr W L 
GladyH Cawlll 
Gleesons & Houlihan 

(C) 
Glisando Phil 
Ooetz Ooorgo 
Gordon & Elgin ((' > 
Gormlcy Con ((') 
Goslar Irving (C; 



Graeme & Wllmot 
Grahum Clara 
Grantly Jess 
Graydon James 
Grey Harry D 
Griffin Gerald 
GunnellH liesH 

II 
Hagans Four (C) 
Hall Jessie Mae 
Hall Mario 
Hamllns Tho 
Hnmld Goe (C) 
Hareourt Daisy (C) 
Harklnn Jim 
HarriH Dixio 
Hart Julius (C) 
Harvey L (C) 
Hawthorne Hilly 
MiiVH Mario 
Hawlet Walter (C) 



Heclow it Duval (C) 
Holder Fred (C) 
Henderson David (C) 
Hendler Herschel (C) 
Herbert Myst (C) 
Herman Al 
Herness Mr (C) 
Hoey Johnnie 
Hoffman Mr & Mrs M 

(C) 
Holt Harry 
Hoist Marguerite (C) 
Houlihan Fred 
Horll R (C) 
Howard Mr H M 
Howard James (C) 
Howards Joe E (C) 
Huegel Pets 
Huges Madge 
Hughes Gtne (C) 
Humo Harry S 
Hynes Thos 



James Frankle 
Johnson Virginia 
Jolly Edward 
Jones Georgo 
Jones Edith (C) 
Jordon Tracy (C) 
Joter Mrs Chas 



KayneB Agnes (C) 
Keane Chas (C) 
Kellerman Miss A 
Kelly-Pistol (C) 
Kelso Jo«i 
Kendall Kuy 
Kennedy Clayton 
Kerma Tom (C) 
Klssen Murray 
Kervlllo M (C) 
Kltamura Mr D 
Knight Harry 
Krampo nen J (C) 



La Mont Bros (C) 
Langford Ireno 
La Vino Edward 
La Wana Trio 
Lay ton Harry (C) 



Lee Florence 
Leet Fred (C) 
Leonard Bert (C) 
Leonard Eddie (Ci 
Lei -h ton Rags 
Lemley O W 
Lenore Miss (C) 
Lenly Jack 
Leonardt Nan 
Lester Great (C) 
Le Vine Arthur 
Lewellyn Dan (C) 
Llnders H & E (C) 
Lloyd Kenneth (C) 
Lochart Phemle (C) 
Lorraine Lillian (C) 
Lorls John T (C) 
Losettl Alice 
Lucille & Lucas (C) 
Luther J Dal (C) 
Lutz Clare A (C) 
Luzlnskl Jack (C) 
Luzuki Jack 

M 

Mack James 
Mclntyro Leila (C) 
Mahoney Walter 
Manchester Jlmmie 
Marlon & Cumberland 
Markeo Bros 
Marshall Edw C (C) 
Martinez Gloria 
Mautaine & Van (C> 
May Margaret 
Mayo Bert (C) 
Mayorga Louis 
Meddoza Isabel 
Mennlng Wanda (CI 
Mlddlemass Mr R M 
Miller Robert 
Miller Thomas H 
Miller M Elgin (Ci 
Milliknn Robert 
Milton Jack 
Moffet Jack (C) 
Montgomery & Shcr- 

bourno (C) 
Montrose Cnmlllo 
Moore Noette ((') 
Morello Beatrice 
Morgan Leslie 
Morris Arthur 



Just Completed Season with 
"CHARMING WIDOWS" 

SEASON 1915-16 
Management, JACOBS & JERMON 

Eastern Rep., B. A. MYERS 
Chicago Rep., HARRY SPINGOLD 



Morris & Thurston (C) 
Morrow Thomas D 
Morton Jerome K 
Morton Vernon 
Murphy Ed 
Murray Rose 
Mulhall Rosalie (C) 
Musgrove Harry (C) 
Myers Belle (C) 

N 

Natthano Bros (C) 
Naylor Ethel 
Nobody* Piatt (C) 



Obrey Bcatnru 
Olden Genu 
Oliver Mrs H T 
Orren John 



Paaluhl Joseph 
Paka July 
Payne Lucillo 
Pearpon Harry A <C) 
Pickering John (Cj 
Pike Miss Harriet J 
Pisano General (C) 
Pltsor & Daye ( C ) 
Port & De Lacey 
Powell Ermlnle 
Powell Sidney K (Cj 
Powers Free (C) 
Powers Mrs W A (C) 
Dressier Dolly V (C) 
Price Miss D (C) 



R 

Randall William 
Randall Otto D 
Raymond Chas J 
Raymond V Ca\< 

Rawson & ('hire (( 
Reeves Dirk (C) 
Renzettu Frank 
Reynolds Rita 
Reynolds Stella 
Rldg<t Frank 
Rlgby Mrs F II 
Ritter & Weiss 
Roberts Jack J 



rly 



Rodway Joseph (C) 
Rosenberg Harry (C) 
Ross Eddy 
Ross Roy (C) 
Rowland James 
Roy Walter 
Rudoip Henry G 
Russell Flo 
Ryan Bennett A (C) 

S 
Salambo Earlo S (C) 
Samuals Ray 
SuLfoM Molly 
Santley Joseph H (C) 
Sawin Jim (C) 
Schuster Florence (O 
Schuster Milton (0) 
Scott Mr David (C) 
Selbinl Lalla 
Senior W C (C) 
Seymour Bessie 
Shaw Joe (C) 
Shea Jack 
Sheen Frank (C) 
Shipley Harry (Cl 
Sinclair Ruth D 
Sllaln Miss A K (C) 
Smith Efto (C) 
Smith Joseph C 
Smith Lorlng 
Sinytho Billy 
Stanley Raymond ' " > 
Stevens Leu 
Sykes HHrry (l'i 
Swarts Mr i < > 



Tall., rt II. rlin 
T,itn ll;ii •; 
Tempest Mario 
Tempi.) Scott W 
Terry Frank (C) 
Themalns Musical (C) 
Thos<» Three Girls 
Thompson Georgo 
Thornton Arthur J 
Tonge Philip (C) 
Tralrlla Ford 
Treleske Cottage (C) 
Trls Klsln (C) 
Troy Ravlo 
Trucsdnle Agnes 




40th Week This Season East of Pittsburgh. 

Now Playing U. B. O. 
Direct icn ROSE * CURTIS, 

Palace Theatre Bldg 



V 

Vacllo M M 
Valdare J;unes iC) 
Valli Muriel (C) 
Vane Ethel 
Vardon Frank ( P ) 
Vert Hazel 
Vert Hazel (C) 
Vernon Hope (C) 
Vincent Claire (C) 

W 
Wakle Mrs H (C) 
Wallace Bri'-e 
Walsh Blanch 
Wardo Helene 
Wardell & Hoyt 
Watklns Harry (('» 
Wayne Eugene L (C) 
West Willie (C) 
Western Misses .'5 (C) 
Wllllamo Sam 
Wllmot Estelle 
Wilson \'m\. 



Wilson J H 
Wilson Knox (C) 
Wiso Irlne 
Wittes Helen (C> 
Wood Brltt (C) 
Wood Maurice 
Wood Swan 
Woods Albert 
Woods Nellio 
Woods Thos Earl 
Woodward Roy 
Woodward V P 
Wright Earl <c> 
Wynn Ed 



Y 

Yates Sisters 
Voder Lynn 
Young Jacc'o 



iCi 



Z. 11 Fern 
Zlnnel W 



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(C) 
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The Hedge Holmes Musical Comedy Co. 



Management of 

LAST WEEK (MAY 24) B. F. KEITH'S UNION SQUARE THIS WEEK (MAY 31) 5TH AVE., BROOKLYN 

THEN BACK TO UNION SQUARE INDEFINITELY. 



"THERE'S A REASON" 



LEW GOLDER Did It 



VARIETY 



CHAt-KOi-oerV 

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VAUDEVILLE'S 
BEST OPENING 
ACT IS MARTYN AND? 




HARRY HOLMAN 



"Adam Killjoy" 

Direction 

THOS. J. FITZPATRICK 

This Week (May 31), Majestic, 
CI 



Chicago 




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DAINTY 
BETTY LEE 

"The Southern Song Bird" 



Blanche Ring 

In VAUDEVILLE 

Permanent Address: 

Sunny Gables, Mamaroneck, N. Y. 




Buster - 
Santos 

Jacque 
Hays 

Tfc. Girt, wttk th. 



SIMONS AGENCY 



Bertie Ford 




DANCING ON 
A WIRE 
A-LA- 
TANGUAY 

ORPHEUM— 
UNITED 




NILA DEVI 

Three solid months. NEW YORK ROOF 
Ad dress car* VARIETY. Now York 



ALFREDO 

RICKARD6 TOUR-AUSTRALIA 



VERNON 

Cam Vernon ViUa 

Prairie Du Chien, WIm. 



4 Antwerp Girls 

In a Musical Dhrertisement 

Direction, ED. KELLER 



J. Hervey HUME « WOHLFORD Helen. 

Featuring their own ORIGINAL DANCE CREATION, "THE FLIRTATION PROMENADE** 

At JARDIN DE DANSE 

Direction, WM. MORRIS. 



•THlIW **OSTWSw*M<» « 



(Not written by Edward 
Marshall!) 

An act may bo a hit of 
wonderoue size. 

But still It stiB pays to 
advertise. 

BERT FITZGIBBON. 
"A post unto death." 



ilkwsoN 

TH* <Si*u SOSSMO 




FRANCES 
CLARE 

GUY 
RAWSON 



Direction, CHRIS O. BROWN 
Permanent address, Clara Cottage, tt 
Falrview Ave., Auburndala, Long Island. 
(Phona Flushing 17S2.) 




4 MARX BROS. «* CO. 

IN "HOME AGAIN" 

Produced by AL SHE AN 

The most sensational success of the season 

Direction HARRY WEBER Address VARIETY, New York 






W* &*$*§ 




The World's Greatest 
Boomerang Throwers 

A SENSATIONAL NOVELTY 

VAN and BELLE 



BOOKED SOLID 



Direct 



BilBe SHAW and SEABURY Wttu 

The Couple that Revived the Cake- Walk— and challenges anyone 
Variety. N. Y. 



KUY KENDALL 

CHAMPION AMERICAN BOY DANCER 

Just Finished IS Weeks' Engagement Now York Roof 
Address HOTEL McALPIN. NEW YORK 



Nan Haloerin 



Direction, M. S. BENTHAM 



CARUSO IN VAUDEVILLE 

With bis Wonderful Buriesoue Chorus 
Supported by a company of good talkers and cry babies 

MADAM TUTTLE'S SB PARROTS 

U. B. O. 



LON 



CONSTANCE 



SMITH and FARMER 



Direction JULE DELMAR 



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ANOTHER HIT BY THE WRITERS OF "DOWN AMONG THE SHELTERING PALMS" 

I (Your Heart Will Cry I Want You)" 

; By Ed Rose and Abe Olman 

or call LA SALLE MUSIC PUBLISHERS, Randolph Building, CHICAGO, ILL. 



NIBLO and NUGENT 



(Dan Niblo of Niblo and Riley) 



and 



(Jimmy Nugent of Stevenson and Nugent) 



NOW WITH THEIR NEW ACT 

LAST HALF (May 24) AMERICAN 

MUSIC HALL, NEW YORK 

Direction, TOM JONES 



WILLIE SOLAR 



Back with Ziegfeld's 
"Midnight Frolic" 



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The Girl 
Who Made 

Vaudeville 

Famous 


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New York City 

Monday, June 7th 


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Whatever your sex or position, 

Life is a Battle in which you are to show your pluck; 
And woe be to the coward. 
Whether passed on a bed of sickness 
O'er tinted fields — it is ever the same fair play 
And admits of no foolish distinctions. 
Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat. 
Men were born to succeed, not to fail. 
He who thinks he can find within himself 1 
The means of doing without others 1 
Is much mistaken. 
But he who thinks that others cannot do without him 

Y a.*ll * s. 1 

Is still more mistaken. 


• 

The 

Evangelist 
of Joy 


Eva Tanguay's W6NDER SONG, "Tanguay Spells Success," 
was written by George Spink, who is now writing a new 
act for Eva Tanguay. 

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WHOLESALE ATTEMPT TO CORRAL 
ALL EXHIBITORS WITH CHAPLIN 



General Film Co. Secures Exclusive Right of Distribution from 

Essanay, of All Chaplin Releases. Exhibitors, to Use 

"A Chaplin" Must Take G. F. Sendee Aimed at 

Opposition Exchanges. Over 99% of All 

Exhibitors in Country Using 

Chaplin Pictures. 



A move made by the General Film 
Co. this week, acting in concert with 
the Essanay picture concern of Chi- 
cago, appears to have as its ultimate 
object the corralling of all moving 
picture exhibitors on this side of the 
water. Under the agreement entered 
into, according to report, the G. F. will 
have the sole distribution of the Chap- 
lin comedy releases by the Essanay, 
with the ultimatum to exhibitors that 
if they do not use the G. F. service be- 
yond the Chaplin pictures they cannot 
secure the Chaplins. 

Over 99 per cent of all exhibitors 
over here use a Chaplin comedy or 
would like to. 

The G. F. Essanay deal is said to be 
aimed primarily against opposition ex- 
changes, giving a daily release service. 
It will affect, if gone through with, the 
Greater New York Picture Exchange, 
controlled by William Fox, who has 
been fighting the "Trust," as he has 
termed the Motion Patents Pictures 
Co., of which the General Film Co. is 
the right arm. Mr. Fox may take the 
matter of the Chaplin film into court, 
as he did with Pathe when the latter 
concern withdrew from the G. F. Fox 
holds an agreement with the M. P. P. 
Co. (of which Essanay is a member) 
giving him the use- of its releases, and 
under this agreement he obliged Pathe 
through court proceedings to continue 
delivering to the Greater New York 
Exchange, after 1 Pathe had left the 
Patents Co. 

So far most of 4ne Chaplin comedy 
releases "' ave been reissues of old Key- 
stone prints that had Charles Chaplin 
in then to a greater or lesser extent. 
Profitir g by the experience of the Fa- 



mous Players with the overdose of 
Mary Pickford, recently, through the 
same means, Essanay has been holding 
back its latest Chaplin pictures, with- 
out any release dates announced until 
the old prints will have been exhausted. 
The General Film Co. transaction 
might indicate Essanay believes that is 
near at hand, and it also expresses their 
confidence in the duration of the Chap- 
lin craze, now at flood tide. 

Exhibitors give the Chaplin fad an- 
other six months at least, depending 
upon the handling of the Chaplin film 
by Essanay to carry it along that 
length of time, at the shortest. 

There are proceedings now pending 
against the M. P. P. Co: Jo have it 
declared a trust under the Sherman 
Act, which might have a tendency to 
cause the General Film Co. to proceed 
with caution in the Chaplin film matter. 



WRESTLERS TOURING. 

The Wrestling Tournament at the 
Manhattan Opera House under the di- 
rection of S. Rachman and Andreas 
Dippel, may tour. It has been booked 

for the Broadway, Long Branch, for a 
week commencing June 28, playing 50- 
50 of the gross with the house. 

The Tournament at the Manhattan is 
in its fourth week. Ife will probably 
last another week, perhaps two. The 
Manhattan's receipts have averaged be- 
tween $5,000 and $6,000 weekly so far, 
it is said, with the wrestlers' managers 
renting the theatre outright commenc- 
ing with this week, paying, according 
to report, around $2,000 a week. Pre- 
viously a sliding scale of division pre- 
vailed. 



BORROWING FROM SPEC. 

There are theatrical managers in 
New York who have been borrowing 
of late, according to report, quite large 
sums from a ticket speculator who has 
a penchant for handling coupons of the 

cut-rate variety. 

This ticket speculator is said to have 
loaned his money to the managers, or 
seme of them, without receiving any 
evidence of debt in return, merely tak- 
ing the managers' word. 

A report that several producing man- 
agers got together and agreed not to 
dispose of tickets for their theatres 
next season to any cut-rate ticket office, 
and that immediately afterwards a 
couple or more of the managers made 
use of this agreement to "touch" the 
very speculator it was aimed against, 
could not be verified. 



BOOKING MEETINGS ADJOURNED. 

The booking meetings of the man- 
agers in the United Booking Offices 
have been adjourned, without date set 
for a future sitting. 

The managers say they found it im- 
practicable to arrange routes under 
present conditions, and will defer fur- 
ther general action until later in the 
summer, when some line on next sea- 
son's outlook may be obtained. 

Meanwhile, however, it was stated 
that booking in the U. B. O. has not 
altogether stopped. Acts that strike 
the managers as agreeable will be 
given action. 



AMATEUR CHAPLIN CONTEST. 

A Charlie Chaplin Contest, by ama- 
teur imitators only, may shortly be a 
feature at one of the Loew Circuit 
houses. Abe Feinberg, of that office, 
had the idea this week, and passed ; t 
along to the proper department. 

There are myriads of Chaplin imita- 
tors among the ranks of the film fans. 
These are to receive their opportunity 
in competition by a contest staged 
probably immediately after a Chaplin 
film has been shown upon the sheet, 
with the contestants hivin? the audi- 
ence decide on their respective ability 
to imitate. 



If you don't advorttM in VARIETY, 
don't advert!**. 



NASH BOOKING S.-C 

Chicago, June 9. 
John Nash is at present in charge of 
the bookings over the Sullivan-Consi- 
dine Circuit. The arrangement, it it 
said, is temporary, with Mr. Nash in 
charge until the ultimate fate of the 
circuit is decided. Nash is connected 
with the Affiliated Booking Office, 
which also has Fred Lincoln as a mem- 
ber. 

The Loew Circuit is placing no more 
bills for the Sullivan-Considine houses 
now open. These theatres will play out 
in rotation the Loew road shows now 
on the time, with the A. B. C. in Chi- 
cago taking up the booking as the 
Loew companies leave vacancies. 

On the S-C Circuit at present in the 
west the houses at Butte, Portland, Se- 
attle, San Francisco and Los Angeles 
are open. A couple of S-C houses in 
middle west are also playing vaude- 
ville, with the A. B. C. attending to> 
their show wants. 

It is reported in New York that John 
W. Considine has not yet fully decided 
upon the policy of the S-C houses for 
next season. It is said to be mostly 
contingent upon conditions that may 

arise between now and August. 

• 

EXPO'S BEST EXHIBIT. ' 

San Francisco, June 9. 

While interest in the Exposition* 
proper is gradually on the wane, one 
of the attending attractions that never: 
fails to keep up a majority of the city's 
population is Art Smith, who if mak- 
ing flights over the "Zone" in an il- 
luminated aeroplane. 

Smith's flight begins at 11 p. m., end 
the high altitude attained makes it pos- 
sible for many to remain at home end 
witness the sight 



Stock at Oakland Orpheom. 

San Francisco, June 9. 

The Orpheum at Oakland, on the 
Orpheum Circuit, will commence a 
combination policy of stock and vau- 
deville June 20, playing four vaudeville 
acts with a stock production weekly 
over the summer. 

The Oakland Orpheum, with the Or- 
pheums at San Francisco and Los An- 
gles are the only Orpheum Circuit 
houses now open. 



CABLES 



MIS-MANAGEMENT OF SOUSA 

CAUSES WAVE OF CRITICISM 



Panama-Pacific Officials Are Charged With Most Colossal Dis- 
play of Bad Showmanship— Paid March King $70,000 For 
Nine Week Engagement and Played Him as a Free 
Attraction Against Boston Symphony Orchestra. 



San Francisco, June 9. 

The apparent mis-management of 
the John Phillip Sousa engagement by 
the officials of the Panama- Pacific Ex- 
position has caused considerable talk 
among local show folk and brought the 
principals a wave of criticism for what 
\% considered an inexcusable piece of 
bad showmanship. 

According to local report The March 
King was booked to play nine weeks at 
the fair for $70,000, and his opening 
date scheduled while the Boston Sym- 
phony Orchestra was giving concerts 
in Festival Hall. The latter organiza- 
tion was charging an admission fee of 
$1 and billed about town like a circus, 
while Sousa's Band was engaged to 
play two open-air concerts without ad- 
mission. The Sousa engagement was 
hardly advertised at all, although the 
bandmaster has played here several 
times previously and rolled up a credit- 
able following that would have no 
doubt attended had they known of his 
presence. 

That the Exposition officials exploit- 
ed the Boston Orchestra, an unknown 
attraction here, over Sousa, is the basis 
of much argument. Sousa was played 
as a free attraction for nine days, then 
suddenly shifted into Festival Hall at 
25 cents admission, where he remained 
one day, to be moved back to the open- 
air stand again. Sousa patiently ac- 
cepted this treatment without com- 
plaint, apparently satisfied with the 
terms of the contract, but those indi- 
rectly interested feel that someone 
showed bad judgment in handling the 
two attractions, mishandling the billing 
and creating a useless connection where 
better resuts could have been attained 
through Sousa alone. 



CHOSE COHAN'S LYRIC. 

London, June 1. 

A strong compliment to George M 
Cohan's genius was paid by J. M. Bar- 
rie recently when it was contemplated 
placing a new lyric in his "Rosy Rap- 
ture" revue. 

Twenty American songs were sub- 
mitted to him. He selected Cohan's 
"Life's a Funny Proposition After All" 
without knowledge of the authorship 
of any of them. 



IMPOSING ON GERMANS. 

San Francisco, June 10. 

Dr. Karl Muck, director of the Bos- 
ton Symphony Orchestra, which ap- 
peared at the exposition last week in 
a series of concerts, caused the arrest 
of one Henry Meyers on a charge of 
obtaining money under false pretenses, 
the complaint charging Meyers with 
having swindled Muck out of $300. 

Meyers approached Muck and ex- 



hibited credentials as a representative 
of "The Fatherland," claiming that 
publication needed money to refute the 
"English Lies'" printed in American 
newspapers, whereupon Muck donated 
$100. 

Later Meyers returned and landed 
Muck for an additional $200. Muck 
eventually became suspicious when he 
discovered Meyers trying to make 
financial connections with other 
wealthy Germans and had the man 
arrested. He is held in custody await- 
ing trial. "The Fatherland" is a pro- 
German publication published in New 
York by a theatrical newspaper man. 



GABY-HARRY REOPENING. 

Londan, June 9. 

Gaby Deslys and Harry Pilcer, 
opening at the Alhambra June 3, did 
nicely, but failed to make the expected 
sensation. The Variety Controlling 
Co. served an injunction on Pilcer the 
day before the opening 'of the Alham- 
bra engagement, alleging it held con- 
tracts with Pilcer and Gerard which 
contained a clause permitting post- 
ponement. The matter was finally 
compromised through Pilcer paying for 
his release. 

Gaby and Harry are now being of- 
fered to the provinces at $2,500 weekly. 



VERY HOT IN ENGLAND. 

London, June °- 
Five more shows went to the shelf 
last week which gives a fair idea of 
conditions over here in the legitimate 
end. The first three days of this week 
introduced frightfully hot weather, so 
hot that even the twice nightly houses 
were experiencing a drop in attend- 
ance as a result. 




SON OF HIS FATHER 

According to VICTOR LEIGHTON, his ton, 
Victor. Jr., will enter the A. H. Wood* office 
next August and take t he berth of booker of 
attractions, at present held by him. 

The elder Leighton is to leave at that time 
to star in "The New Sliylock," in which he 
will play a role he has been long familiar 
with, that of extracting terms from one night 
stand managers 



VAN HOVEN VERY ENGLISH. 

London, June 9. 

Van Hoven, the "Nut," is now plain 

Hoven — very English. He has dropped 

the Van as apt to recall unpleasant 

memories to the English, and to make 
it more binding, he has added a wrist 
watch and handkerchief in the sleeve. 

Hoven is waiting for a sunshiny day 
tc have his picture taken in the new 
scenery for the purpose of letting Gus 
Sun have a look. 

He is also waiting for music hall con- 
tracts at $300 a week, the figure set by 
Hoven after his hit in this city. 



LIQUIDATOR AT GARRICK. 

London, June 9. 

A liquidator has been appointed to 
wind up the company which has been 
conducting the Garrick theatre. The 
license is in the name of Arthur Bour- 
chier and Herbert Sleath. They have 
gone through a rather strenuous sea- 
son. 

Bourchier made a couple of produc- 
tions himself and the house is now 
playing "The Girl in the Taxi" as a 
stop-gap, for want of something bet- 
ter. 



FIGHT FILM PLACED. 

London, June 9. 
The Willard-Johnson fight pictures 
have been accepted for forty weeks 
over the Moss and Gulliver tours, com- 
mencing June 14. At the same time 
the film was placed for an indefinite 
run at the Holborn Empire where it 
will play matinees only. All booking 
on a percentage basis. 



NEGRO BAND DOESN'T GO. 

London, June 9. 
Jordan's Syncopated Colored Band, 
booked by Albert deCourville for an 
eight-week engagement in the new re- 
vue at the Hippodrome, has been sent 
on a tour of the Moss time receiving 
fares extra. The revue opened two 
weeks ago. 



TREE WANTS "BUBBLE." 

London, June 9. 
Sir Herbert Tree is negotiating for 
the English rights to "The Bubble," 
the piece Louis Mann is now playing 
in New York. 



American Act Doing Well. 

London, June 9. 
Ben Beyer and Brother, bicyclists, 
debutting this week at the Finsbury 
Park Empire, made an excellent im- 
pression. 



"Kick In" is "Shell Out" Abroad. 

London, June 9. 
Ethel Irving has completed arrange- 
ments for an autumn production here 
of Willard Mack's "Kick In" under the 
title of "Shell Out." 



Wish Wynne Following Elsie Janis. 

London, June 9. 
Wish Wynne has been selected to 
replace Elsie Janis in the revue at the 
Palace. 



SAILINGS. 

Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Sons, 104 East 14th street, New York. 

June 12, Robert DeMont Trio (St. 
Louis). 

June 19, James R. Waters, Dm Cal- 
ion (St. Paul). 



WAYBURN'S CENTURY. 

The formal opening of the Century 
opera house with Ned Wayburn in com- 
mand of all the premises, will be Aug. 
2, upon the first display there of Way- 
burn's revue, "Town Topics." 

The lease of the Century is said to 
have been obtained by Wayburn on a 
percentage of the gross receipts as 
rental, although it is reported the Cen- 
tury Amusement Co. (under which cor- 
porate title Wayburn will do business), 
has guaranteed $125,000 yearly, as the 
Century owners' share of the gross. 
Ned Wayburn is managing director of 
the Century Amusement Co., and will 
be in full charge of all the enterprises 
he intends projecting within the walls 
and upon the roof of the big playhouse 
i n Central Park West. 

Among the amusements will be a 
dance hall on the roof, named Pre- 
Catalan. The ground floor will have a 
bar, while there will be a Horseshoe 
Room and Turret Rooms, the latter to 
be occupied exclusively by members of 
the American Automobile Club and 
New York Yacht Club. Throughout 
the building will be seating capacity for 
1.000 diners. In this are included pri- 
vate dining rooms, where a party din- 
ner may be given. 

The Century had a previous contract 
outstanding, giving over the house for 
January to the Russian Imperial Ballet. 
At that time, Wayburn will move his 
revue upon the road, taking Klaw & 
Erlanger bookings, and upon resum- 
ing possession of the theatre, after the 
four weeks of dancing has expired, will 
present a new production upon the 
stage. 

Wayburn is out with the emphatic 
statement that the specialty of the Cen- 
tury under his direction will be popu- 
lar prices, in every department, but 
especially on the refreshment card. 



FORD'S SELF STARTER. 

Johnny Ford has assumed the gen- 
eral management of a new auto appli- 
ance to be known as the Ford self 
starter. It's an arrangement that will 
fit a Ford car or one smaller and at 
the present time has no market com- 
petition. 

The Ford name was given with the 
engagement of Johnny, who is now 
making arrangements to open offices in 
New York to market the invention. 

Billy Montgomery (formerly Mont- 
gomery and Moore) will handle the 
Chicago agency for the firm, which is 
now in course of capitalization. 



Romantic Comedy Does Fairly. 

London, June 9. 
The Angel In The House," a 
romantic comedy, opened at the 
Savoy June 3 and did fairly well. 



don't advertise. 



Moya Mannering as "P' n" 
When "Peg O' My Heart" *<oes on 
tour in the provinces the stel.ar role 
will be played by Moya Mannering. 



VAUDEVILLE 



W. V. M. A. WANTS TO ELIMINATE' 
CHANCE OF AGENTS CONFLICTING 



All Franchise Holders Must Satisfy Association Booking 
Manager of Right to Submit Acts on Their Books — 
Managers Are Trying to Save Money For Art- 
ists by Shortening Railroad Jumps. 



Chicago, June 10. 

The executives of the Western 
Vaudeville Manager's Association have 
notified all agents holding booking 
franchises with that organization to be 
prepared to satisfy Booking Manager 
Tom Carmody of their right to book 
and handle the acts submitted the "As- 
sociation," particularly in instances 
where the acts were procured by the 
agents in New York. 

This is being done to eliminate the 
possibility of complications arising 
from a Chicago agent booking acts 
which are otherwise represented by 
New York agents. 

The first routes issued by the W. V. 
M. A. for next season show shorter 
railroad jumps than those of last sea- 
son, and a general disposition on the 
managers' part to cut down running 
expenses for the artist. 



"MAID IN AMERICA," HIT. 

Chicago, June 9. 

"Maid in America" established itself 
when opening at the Palace last 
Thursday night. The show since it 
played the Winter Garden in New 
York has been changed about in cast 
and numbers. 

Perhaps the real reason for the pro- 
duction's local success is the one re- 
marked upon mostly and that is the 
importation of good looking chorus 
girls from New York. The first week 
will be capacity from the outlook 
around the vaudeville house. 

Individual successes in the show are 
not many, perhaps the biggest triumph 
goes to Dazie, who, though not seen 
often, scored two distinct hits. The 
little dancer with splendid surround- 
ings hit the audience twice in the same 
place. Bert Clark, also with not much 
to do, succeeded in a measure. Sam 
Sidman in two comedy bits did splen- 
didly. Swor and Mack did well, work- 
ing a la vaudeville throughout. Flor- 
ence Moore was not given an even 
chance, through not being at all fitted 
into the show. Johnny Coogan made 
good with his dancing when working 
with Dazie. Minerva Coverdale forced 
herself through many numbers, no 
honors going to her for her efforts. 
Billy Halligan did little in a war map 
scene in one. Rita Goufd also did not 
cause a stir. Bly Brown in little things 
to do was splendid. Sam Adams was 
funny. 

An awfully poor copy of Joe Jack- 
son, working under Jackson's name, 
did not deceive anyone, and the copy- 
ist met the fate deserved. Tt was 
noised about town the original Jack- 
son was not with the production, be- 
fore it opened 

J. J. Shu'" rt. wlir. \ > i-rrn hv. >• 
looking over t)ir piodmtion °f "Mai' 1 



in America" at the Palace, left here 
Saturday afternoon. Before going the 
show was given a shake-up. Sam Sid- 
man leaves Saturday night. He wanted 
a specified time contract. Geo. P. 
Murphy will succeed him. Shubert gave 
Frank Reno to understand he was 
through last Saturday night. Reno 
did the Jackson copy act. 

Reno made a statement Satur- 
day of the position he was in regarding 
the stealing of Jackson's act and name. 
Reno claims that 12 years ago he and 
Joe Jackson did a bicycle act together. 
While not making any other excuses 
for doing his present turn Reno says 
that he told Shubert when the "Maid 
in America" show played Detroit he did 
not like the idea of being billed as Joe 
Jackson, as he was friendly with Jack- 
son. 

Joe Jackson is said to have notified 
the Winter Garden management the 
night the "Maid in America" show was 
finishing its run there that he would 
not go to Chicago, without an increase 
in salary, also a contract that called 
for a stated number of weeks. 

It was then the Shuberts are report- 
ed to have sent for "Uno," as Frank 
Reno is known, and engaged him to ap- 
pear in Jackson's stead. The show's 
paper with Jackson's name had been 
sent ahead. 

Uno claims to have worked abroad 
with Jackson in a cycle comedy act 
some years ago, when the Jackson 
comedy was then used. Jackson at 
that time was the "straight man" and 
Uno the comedian. Uno has played 
around New York on the small time 
with the Jackson act. 

Tom McGuire, who spent several 
days rehearsing with the "flfaid in 
America" show before that aggregation 
left the Winter Garden, was notified 
this week to report at once to the Pal- 
ace, Chicago, where the piece is play- 
ing, to assume the original Charles 
Ross part. McGuire left Monday. 



STOCK TABLOID. 

The Wadsworth, at 181st street, has 

started a stock tabloid policy, playing 

two shows a week. A company of 17 
is kept in stock, including Doris Claire, 
Ethel Conrad, Al Watson and George 
Goodrich. Matinees are given on Tues- 
day, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Business is said to have increased 
one-third since the starting of the new 
policy last week. Pop vaudeville pre- 
vailed before. The new show costs the 
management considerable more. The 
tabs run fru an hour and a half with 
;he rest of the hill made tip of pir*'- t s. 

If you don't arfverti.e In VAP.iETY 
don't adv«rtl»*. 



ZIEGFELD'S BEAUTY CONTEST. 

With two productions in the same 
building, Flo Ziegfeld intends holding a 
beauty contest, after his new "Follies" 
opens at the Amsterdam June 21. At 
that time there will be over 100 chorus 
girls engaged by Ziegfeld, several of 
whom will appear nightly in "The Mid- 
night Frolic" on the Amsterdam Roof. 
The prize winner will be selected by 
the audiences, voting in each theatre by 
ballot. 

"The Follies" starts its latest season 
Monday at Atlantic City. Mr. Zieg- 
feld and the company leave tomorrow, 
giving a dress rehearsal by the sea 
Sunday. About 150 people will appear 
on the stage. The scenic equipment 
amounts to $25,000, for the 16 scenes 
that the production will open with. Its 
salary list is $8,500 weekly. The "Fol- 
lies" will represent about $100,000 as an 
investment before its New York pre- 
miere. 

Mr. Ziegfeld is not backward at stat- 
ing that this summer's "Follies" will 
surpass anything he has done hereto- 
fore in a musical production way, also 
taking occasion to remark it will eclipse 
any musical show New York has ever 
seen. 

The producing manager lays particu- 
lar stress upon the fact that the open- 
ing night seats at the Amsterdam will 
be at the bpx office scale. 

"The Passing Show of 1915" at the 
Winter Garden and the Lew Fields re- 
vue, "Hands Up," are probably referred 
to by Mr. Ziegfeld regarding the rais- 
ing of prices. The Garden charged $5 
for all over the orchestra, and the 44th 
Street theatre, where the Fields show 
is to run, held out the first 15 rows of 
the orchestra at $5 each a seat for the 
opening night. 



COUNTY FAIR AT BRIGHTON. 

A County Fair with all the trimmings 
i? proposed for the Brighton Beach 
Racetrack about the first week of Au- 
gust. If it goes through Abe Feinberg 
will be in active charge of it. 

The present racetrack management, 
composed chiefly of Dan McKettrick 
and Harry Pollock, the fight promoters, 
will furnish the grounds. 

Mr. Feinberg is at present connected 
with the booking department of the 
Loew Circuit. He was formerly with 
the Sullivan-Considine Circuit, in 
charge of its press department. 



IN AND OUT. 

Van and Schenck left the Keith's, 
Washington, program last week, ow- 
ing to the death of Gus Van's mother. 
Ryan and Tierney replaced them at 
the Capitol, also at the Bushwick, 
Prooklyn, this week. 



Madden-Fitzpatrick Separation. 

Chicago, June 9. 
The team of Madden and Fitzpat- 
r*ck will dissolve at the end of this 
week in Detroit. 



Eddie Small Leaves Loew. 

Eddie Small, who had been in charge 
of the mall country bookings in the 
Loew agency, resigned from that posi- 
tion o.i I irday, and is said to he now 
placing acts, as their representative. 



SAILED FOR AUSTRALIA. 

Chris O. Brown had a shipment of 
vaudeville acts leaving for Australia 
from San Francisco Tuesday of this 
week, on the Sonoma. In the party 
were Jimmy Britt, Clemons and Dean, 
Estelle Rose, Paul Stephens, Alf 
Ripon, Louis Stone, Jarvis and Dare, 
Wallace Galvin, Rochez Monkeys. 

Sailing from the same port July 6 
on the Ventura, also booked by Mr. 
Brown to play the Rickards houses 
over there, will be Mary Elizabeth, 
Walter Weems, Billy Kinkaid, Musi- 
cal Hunters, Al and Fanny Stedman, 
Jack Birchley. 

Mr. Brown was advis 1 this week 
by Hugh Mcintosh, the Australian 
manager (and director of the Rickards 
Tour), that he is building in Australia 
a circuit of high grade picture theatres, 
fashioned after the Strand, New York. 
Mcintosh's new theatre at Brisbane 
opened last week. The picture pro- 
grams for the Australian houses will 
also be booked by Mr. Brown in New 
York. Picture shows for four weeks 
will leave by each Australian boat from 
Frisco, shipped direct to the main 
headquarters in Sydney. 



PHOTO SUGGESTION. 

Immediately following the publication 
of the United Booking Office's new 
photo rule for the coming season, that 
agency received a number of letters 
from newspapers throughout the coun- 
try, one coming from James O. G. 
Duffy, dramatic editor of the Philadel- 
phia Press, carrying a suggestion that 
interested J. J. Murdock, who fathered 
the new rule. 

Duffy claims the artist wastes money 
in sending out mounted photos to the 
newspapers, where unmounted pictures 
would answer the same purpose. In 
many cases the mounts cost as much as 
the photo proper, Duffy suggesting that 
in purchasing original photos or re- 
prints, the purchaser dispense with the 
fancy mountings and arrange for the 
picture only. This would eliminate 
much of the expense and have the same 
effect. 



PETER MACK IN CHICAGO. 

Pete Mack, New York representative 
for Gus Sun's circuit, leaves for Chi- 
cago late this week to represent Gus 
Sun in the middle west while Tom 
Powell, the permanent Chicago man, 
is on his vacation. Peter will return 
in a fortnight. 



McKOWEN RETURNING. 

James B. McKowen, the Chicago 
agent, left for his home Wednesday of 
this week after a brief visit in New 
York. McKowen's exit celebrates the 
last good-bye for the Chicago aggrega- 
tion who for awhile had Broadway 
agog. The trio is returning as they 
came across country, by motor. 



FOLLOWING SUNDAY. 

Los Angeles, June 9. 
Al Jennings, the ex-outlaw, will in- 
vade New York in two months as an 
evangelist. This week he joined the 
T.aptist Church of Glendale, and imme- 
diately opened revival meetings. He 
will try to nut-Sunday Billy Sunday. 



VAUDEVILLE 



EDISON COMPANY HAS OPTIONS 
ON 14TH ST REET T HEATRE SITES 

New Plans of Electric Light Concern Would Raze Olympic 

Theatre and Academy of Music as Well as Tammany Hall 

Block to Make Way For New Home of Big Corporation 

— Definite Announcements Expected Any Day. 



In the 14th street neighborhood there 
is talk the entire block there that takes 
■ ir. the Olympic, Tammany Hall and the 
Academy of Music, is to be taken over 
some of these days by the Edison Elec- 
tric Light Co. and the New York Gas 
Co., whereby the latter concerns can 
build a new office plant. 

It's known that Tammany Hall is go- 
ing to move further uptown, without a 
definite location decided upon. The 
Olympic has burlesque booking for 
next season. The management has a 
lease on the house which calls for six 
months' notice to vacate. It has re- 
ceived no notice so far. 

It is understood that the Edison peo- 
ple have an option on the Academy 
but haven't exercised it although they 
have acquired the sites within the im- 
mediate vicinity, with a few exceptions 
on Third avenue. 

Some of the 14th street old timers 
say that while the show business down 
there has moved uptown or to other 
neighborhoods that they don't look for 
any big building changes to occur for 
at least five years. Still they would 
not be surprised if some important an- 
nouncements were made by the Edison 
Company this summer or fall. 



TANGUAY ON PRESS MATTER. 

The Palace, New York, lost its head- 
liner this week, because Eva Tanguay 
was not satisfied with the manner in 
which the press department of the the- 
atre had sent out its notices of this 
week's bill for the Sunday papers. The 
notices read as though Miss Tanguay 
were the second feature, after the Gil- 
bert & Sullivan Operatic Revue, a new 
act that also failed to appear at the 
Palace. 

The Palace management was in- 
formed Sunday afternoon by Miss Tan- 
guay she did not feel she could fulfill 
her engagement with the Sunday pa- 
pers leaving the impression she was 
not headlining the program. Miss Tan- 
guay made no objection to the adver- 
tising or billboard paper carrying her 
name in the top position. 

Early in the week Miss Tanguay said, 
concerning Ikt withdrawal from the 
Palace bill: "The Palace engaged me 
to headline, and the reading notices in 
t lie Sunday papers, which arc the most 
widely read during the week by the pub- 
lic, mentioned nic merely incidentally 
and after another act had been fully 
exploited in the opening of the notices. 
In the notice of the Prospect. Brook- 
lyn, where Irene Franklin headlined, 
she was mentioned first, as was proper. 
Had the Travilla Brothers, who were 
next in the same notice been mentioned 
aln-ad of Mi'-s Franklin, would not the 



reading public have supposed that Miss 
Franklin was not headlining the Pros- 
pect program? That is exactly my 
stand, and I did not believe that I 
should appear after an announcement 
issued by the theatre which would lead 
the public to understand I had been 
subordinated in position. The theatre, 
failing to protect its feature in this man- 
ner, I felt it incumbent upon myself to 
protect myself." 

Miss Tanguay reported at the Palace 
Monday morning, in order, she stated, 
to prevent a suit for damages being 
started against her, and informed the 
Palace management she was prepared 
to appear, if her appearance was de- 
manded. By that time, however, Frank 
Tinney had been secured in her stead, 
and Miss Tanguay was advised that she 
need not be alarmed over any legal ac- 
tion. Assured upon this point, she re- 
turned to her summer home at Sea 
Gate, Coney Island. 

Tinney is to receive $1,500 for the 
week at the Palace. He is appearing 
there with the consent of Charles Dil- 
lingham, to whom he is under contract. 
When last appearing in vaudeville, at 
Hammerstein's, the blackface comedian 
received $1,000. He is reported to have 
asked $1,750 for the Palace as his first 
price. The Palace engagement was 
booked through Max Hart. 

The Gilbert & Sullivan Revue, after 
seen by the Palace booking staff at a 
private showing, was not placed in the 
show this week, giving the turn more 
time to be in complete form. 

Following the Palace cancellation 
Miss Tanguay is said to have received 
a large offer from a big film concern 
for a feature film, in which she would 
be starred. 



Poli's, Scranton, in Stock. 

Scranton, June 9. 
Poli's will discontinue its present 
split-week vaudeville policy next week 
and inaugurate a summer stock season. 
The Academy, now playing stock, will 
close until September, the company, 
headed by Mae Desmond, moving to 
the Poli house. 



WHAT EVER BECAME OF 

The white slave traffic? 

The Open Door? 

Eighty-twenty? 

Seventy-thirty? 

111. song singers? 

Melodrama? 

Dancing mats? 

Ten acts for ten cents? 

Salome? 

Summer park profits? 

Heavy-weight jugglers? 

Resin boards? 

Black art? 

Five per cent, agents? 

Rural shows? 

Talking dogs? 

Show boats? 

The monk craze? 

Actresses who married millionaires? 

Extemporaneous singers? 

Risley acts? 

Magicians in knickerbockers? 

Originality in minstrelsy? 

Doctor Cook? 

Rathskeller acts? 

Paul Swan? 

Clog dancers? 

Drunken dogs? 

Red nose comedians? 

The star system? 

Banjoists? 

Handcuff kings? 

Long routes in Europe? 

Song hits. 1 

Theatres cooled by iced aii? 

Angels? 

Stage door Johnnies? 

Long runs? 

Stock stars? 

High royalties? 

The small producer? 

Circus features? 

The Rubes? 

Amateur nights? 

Standing Room Only? 

O. M. Samuel. 



ONE TAB CLOSED. 

The Hedge Holmes Musical Comedy 
Co. playing a tablod called "Miss 
Mexico" was closed Thursday of last 
week, while playing at the Fifth Ave- 
nue, Brooklyn, and the Company dis- 
banded. It had opened a couple of 
weeks before at the Union Square, 

New York, but did not display any 
signs of having been produced for the 
east. The tab was reported to have 
reached New York from the middle- 
west. 

Larry Boyd, who appeared to be the 
manager and played in it, is in Boston, 
preparing to re-enter vaudeville with 
a three-act. 



New York Times, Sunday, June 6, 1915. 

TOPPING THE VAUDEVILLE BILLS. 

PALACE— A company of sixty singers presenting an hour's revue 
of four of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas; Eva Tanguay, re- 
stored to health and the Palace; Joe Jackson, the funny tat- 
> tered bicyclist. 

PROSPECT — Irene Franklin in a repertoire of her most successful 
songs; the Travilla Brothers with the Diving Seal; Jack Dona- 
hue and Marion Stewart in "Him and Her." 



Extract from the New York Times of last Sunday, giving a general idea 
of the press matter sent out concerning the Palace theatre program for 
this week and which resulted in Eva Tanguay. canceling her engagement 
there as headlincr, upon the ground th^ nress department had slighted 
her in the "Sunday notices." 



A. C OPPOSITION. 

Atlantic City, June 9. 

The Cort, formerly Savoy, having an 
open week with legit bookings, placed 
a vaudeville bill, headed by Adele 
Ritchie, for this week. The house is 
operating under the management of 
Ben Harris, who is interested with 
John Cort in the lease of the theatre. 

The Garden, a Keith-booked theatre, 
opened its summer season this week, 
with a big time vaudeville policy once 
more under way. 



ACTRESS GETS JUDGMENT. 

Lillian Lawson, through her attor- 
ney, Irving S. Ottenberg, was granted 
a judgment against Frank Gardner 
(Gardner and Vincent), for $350, the 
amount claimed by her for salary. Miss 
Lawson appeared in vaudeville in Gard- 
ner's act. In testifying she said he 
agreed to pay her $75 a week but that 
when the act went out she was only 
given $50 and every week the same 
amount with the understanding that 
she was to receive the remainder of 
the $75 in bulk at the end of the sea- 
son. This she did not receive. Gard- 
ner denied he had agreed to. the $75 
salary and that $50 was the amount 
The trial was by jury. 



HARRY SWIFTS BANK BOOK. 

Harry Swift, manager of the Harlem 
opera house, has a new advertising 
dodge that is a winner. His latest is a 
blotter which on its front represents a 
book with bills sticking out of it. He 
has utilized all of the banking phrases 
and adapted them to his own needs. 
The Harlem is named the Clearing 
House for three solid hours of enter- 
tainment. 



New "Chin Chin" Number. 
"Paris Sees No Paris Anymore" Is 
the title of a new song written by 
Schwartz and Jerome and Ray Goetz, 
which Montgomery and Stone will sing 
in "Chin Chin." 



Drives Lonesome Girl to Poison. 
Los Angeles, June 9. 

Helen Lewis, a chorus girl, heard a 
cabaret artist sing "My Old Kentucky 
Home' 1 and then went home and took 
poison, but will recover. She said the 
song made her homesick. 



Act Sailing This Week. 
The DeMont Trio sail Saturday on 
the American Line, to open a tour in 
the English halls. The turn was 
booked by Charles Bornhaupt, and is 
the first to leave for quite some time 
following the Lusitania. 



Palace's Smart Summer Uniforms. 

The Palace theatre front-of-the-house 
staff has been attired in smart summer 
uniforms, of military cut, with gray 
and white the predominating colors. 



Hill Buys Elizabeth's Hip. 

Elizabeth, N. J., June 9. 
The Hippodrome was purchased 
from Hurtig & Seamon this week by 
Gus Hill, who will open in the fall 
with pop vaudeville. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



VAUDEVILLE 




CABARETS 



Norah Bayes started an engagement 
Monday night in Ziegfeld's "Midnight 
Frolic" on the Amsterdam Roof. Miss 
Bayes appeared twice, in each section 
of the two-part revue. During the first 
act Miss Bayes sang a production num- 
ber, "Boy of Mine," and upon her next 
entry did her own songs. It's the first 
time within the memory of those upon 
the Roof that evening of Miss Bayes 
"leading a number" (with the chorus). 
Formerly Norah always sang her songs 
by herself, whether in a show or not. 
This was insisted upon by her. After 
the first verse and chorus of "Boy of 
Mine," the girls entered and took up 
the refrain, Miss Bayes "stalling" mean- 
while in front of them, doing a bit of a 
step here and again, smiling over to the 
tables and in other ways endeavoring 
to cover up the time, she not singing 
with the chorus until later when they 
surrounded her, which caused her to 
resume her normal composure once 
again. Miss Bayes is admirably suited 
to the Roof floor, and her voice never 
sounded better. Norah's ability to get 
over a song as no one else can was 
never more aptly demonstrated than in 
"Boy of Mine." It is said she is re- 
ceiving $750 weekly on the Roof (six 
performances a week) and that she will 
remain there through the new revue, 
which opens July 5 (two weeks after 
"The Follies'; downstairs). In that 
new revue Miss Bayes may be accom- 
panied on the principals' list by Ber- 
nard Granville. Other early indica- 
tions of the new Roof short show seem 
to say that Flo Ziegfeld is preparing 
bis own opposition, for it is almost cer- 
tain the revue upstairs will relatively 
draw as well as the bigger production 
ir the theatre below. Ziegfeld's "Mid- 
night Frolic" still remains the peer of 
all restaurant revues, as it was the first 
in New York. Ziegfeld charges $2, and 
it's worth it, considering those that 
have been given away and the Castles- 
in-the-Air affair that one dollar is 
charged for. 




Philadelphia, June 9. 
Cabarets are no more, as far as 
Philadelphia is concerned. They are 
said to be responsible for judges of the 
license court, refusing to renew a num- 
ber of liquor licenses and only grant- 
ing a very few new ones. As a con- 
sequence the retail liquor dealers as- 
sociation issued an order to discon- 
tinue for all time, music an^ singing 
in all cafes and saloons. At midnight 
Saturday every cabaret in town closed, 
with the exception of the big hotels 
where they had music for dancing only. 
In open defiance of the liquor dealers 
association's order, all but one of the 
largest hotels in the central section 
permitted dancing in the cafe. To 
make sure that there would be no hesi- 
tation on the part of their patrons, 
notices were posted on the bulletin 
boards of the various establishments 
to the effect that dancing would be al- 
lowed on the roofs or cafes as usual. 
At the Walton Hotel, however, there 



was neither music nor dancing. This 
in all probability, is the only big hotel 
that will not fight for the right to per- 
mit its patrons to dance. The man- 
agers of the other large hotels have 
unanimously agreed to fight to the last 
ditch. The stand that the hotel man- 
agers take is "Why should our estab- 
lishment, against which there never 
had been any complaint, be compared 
with a saloon?" 

The recent agitation regarding the 
cabarets and dance floors has had its 
effect on practically all of the places 
along Broadway. The managers of the 
various resorts report business has fal- 
len off to an alarming degree, as pre- 
dicted in Varibtt several weeks ago. 
It has especially affected the "all night 
resorts" such as Joel's and the Pekin 
and like establishments which have 
been getting by under the Club idea. 
The bigger places where the regulars 
still consort are still going along and 
grabbing what trade they can. It is 
true the opening of the Domino Room 
at Bustanoby's at 60th street has hurt 
the business at "The Sink" to a great 
measure. The places around the Circle 
have been losing a great amount of 
money while the Domino Room has 
been getting a big play from the all- 
night set and keeping open until seven 
and eight in the morning. As against 
this Marshall's, on 53rd street, has been 
revived, although running under an- 
other name, and has attracted a large 
number of the Broadway set, who are 
anxious to see a little excitement in 
color. 

Monday night while on the Amster- 
dam Roof watching his revue and im- 
mediately after the late rehearsal of 
"The Follies" had ended, Flo Ziegfeld 
got a hunch. He wanted to speak to 
his wife, Billie Burke. She was in San 
Francisco. Mr. Ziegfeld put in a long- 
distance call. In 15 minutes he had her 
on the wire. It seemed as though she 
were next door, both speakmg easily, 
Mr. Ziegfeld said, and his surprise 
caused him to say to Miss Burke, 
"Where are you?" "Right here in the 
St. Francis," was the answer. If Miss 
Burke were not touring in "Jerry" she 
wouldn't have been so far away from 
the Roof, over which she has never ex- 
pressed any wildness. One evening 
v.hen in New York, she spent a couple 
o« hours atop the Amsterdam, with her 
husband. It was growing about home- 
going time. The Roof has a restaurant 
attachment and a menu card laid before 
her on the table. "Come on, Flo," said 
Miss Burke, "let's go over to the Knick- 
erbocker and get something to eat." 

Chicago, June 9. 
The La Salle Roof will open June 14 
with a vaudeville show as it* ftsdn at- 
traction. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane, 
Marie Wells, Mytabel Galier iftd Eliza 
Johnson will be the first week's bill. 
There will be public dancing between 
the acts. Gertrude VanrVrbilt is being 



negotiated with to appear on the Roof 
as well, as in "The Lady in Red," if 
receiving permission from that show's 
management. Helen Trix may also ap- 
pear on the roof. 

Castles-in-the-Air, on the 44th Street 
theatre roof, has been rented for the 
summer, according to report, at $500 
weekly. The Castles are no longer in- 
terested in the place it is said. Two 
men are running the resort. They 
were in fear someone else might want 
it. and when the idea of the $1 revue 
v/as broached, they hastened to the 
Shuberts, giving them the hot weather 
guarantee. Several changes are to oc- 
cur in the Castles revue, it is said. 

"Splash Me," the Ned Wayburn latest 
revue, opened at the Hotel Shelburne, 
Brighton Beach, Tuesday night. Its 
principals were previously mentioned. 
There are 14 chorus girls who by name 
are known as Aimee Barry, Ethel 
Marin, Opal Essent, Alma Braham, El- 
sie Froehlich, Monica Boulias, Lillian 
Lewis, Evelyn Hall, Grace Williams, 
Ruth Heil, Helen Lloyd, Lotta Harvey, 
Agnes rjall, Grace Hall. Max Steiner 
is the musical director. 



The Hotel Sherburne management 
charges unprofessional conduct against 
Dan Casler in connection with the new 
Wayburn Revue, that opened Tuesday 
night. The Hotel says Mr. Casler, 
after rehearsing with his orchestra for 
the production, left Monday, knowing 
the opening was Tuesday, and with a 
substituted band, many of the numbers 
had to be omitted at the premiere. 

Dave Altman has severed his con- 
nections with the Koloff, Far Rock- 
away, L. I., and the summer place is 
being directed by Jesse Harris who 
has taken over Altman's interests. 
Dancing and a carbaret show each eve- 
ning. The refreshment privilege is 
operated by Codington, the resturant 
man. 

m 

The Hotel McAlpin roof garden 
opened Monday night with music and 
dancing. Ernest Hussar and his Hun- 
garian orchestra furnish the music. A 
special feature was a Gypsy ballet 
number by Gladys Merrick, assisted by 
Alan Jefferson. 

Audrey Munson, the all-around 
model for the Panama-Pacific Exposi- 
tion, is appearing on the New York 
Roof. If she draws as many upstairs 
as her startling poses in a frame down- 
stairs have been doing this week, the 
Roof will be well satisfied. 

The Ernest Evans Dancing Revue 
and Society Circus, managed by Ed- 
ward E. Pidgeon, was forced to close 
down for several weeks because of the 
illness of Hortense Zarro. The com- 
pany will reopen in about two weeks. 

Portland, Ore., is ' :> have no more 
cabaret shows. The restaurant and 
hotel men of the city have agreed to it. 

Marie Ford, the double-voiced solo- 
ist, has been engaged by William Mor- 
ris for the New York Roof. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 
It is now time for the annual arti- 
cles entitled "What Is 'to Become of 
the Drama?" "New York as a Summer 
Resort" and "Are Summer Love Affairs 
Serious?" 

Also time for the Post Cards with 
the old stuff "Having a Good Time" 
wish — That's enough. 

A small time agent (talking in the 
salary code, forgetting himself for a 
moment) told an act he'd give him "C. 
E." for the last half. The actor turned 
to his partner and said "what does 'C. 
E.' mean?" His partner, who was a 
quick thinker, said " 'C. E/ means 'can't 
eat/ " 

Those new boys working around the 
Palace Building learned show business 
with a baseball, glove and bat. 

Sully the Barber is very much ex- 
cited. He finally found a manicure girl 
who held her job over a week. Most 
of the girls worked "split days." 

There seems to be an awful lot of 
worry about what songs the English 
are singing in the Trenches. How 
about the Germans, don't they ever 
sing? 

When things get slow for the Ital- 
ians they sing "Chilly-Billy-Bee" or re- 
cite "Rosa." 

We hope Sweden doesn't get in the 
war. It would be awful if some Pub- 
lisher started to plug their song hit 

Manager out West pays his acts ac- 
cording to the number of bows they 
get. Can you imagine how much it 
would cost to pay off Eddie Leonard? 

Can't see why picture people com- 
plain about the lack of comedy sub- 
jects. The vaudeville agents still play 
golf two days every week. 

It will be easy next season for one 
act to know how much salary another 
act is getting. All they'll have to do is 
go out in the lobby and count the 
photographs. 

Now that the booking office has Te- 
cided not to book any more prison 
headliners and the movie people are 
going to keep them out of the films 
there won't be any money in going to 
jail at all. 

Since Hammcrstcin's lias been closed 
Alexander and Scott don't know where 
to have their mail addressed. 

New York Telephone Co. is going to 
reduce rates again. If the telegraph 
companies would only do something 
about those collect telegrams ! 

Yes, "She's in Again" is still at the 
Gaiety. Just as well off there as any 
place else over this hot weather. 



If you don't mdvrti— in VARIETY, 
don't advortlso. 



8 



BURLESQUE »r Frederick m. m«cloy 



That there will be keen competition 
next season between the Columbia and 
the American Circuit shows is abund- 
antly forecasted in the preparations 
and pie. ns of the directors and the in- 
dividual managements in the latter 
concern. It will not be of the acrimon- 
ious, cut-throat sort, but will be con- 
fined to the character and worth of the 
productions and to the methods of ex- 
ploiting them. 



The American Association is deter- 
mined to profit by remisses that have 
marked Columbia operations in both 
directions during the past two seasons 
and particularly during the season just 
closed. American burlesque managers 
will not have to be watched and heckled 
into doing those things that insure pub- 
lic commendation and consequently 
large box office returns. And having 
provided new and attractive shows, 
they will announce them with a vigor 
and intelligence that cannot fail of 
substantial results. In the formation 
of their shows, the Americans undoubt- 
edly start with a decided advantage 
over the Columbias in that very few, 
if any, of the producers will be re- 
sponsible for more than one show. It 
is too great a demand on any one man's 
resources to assemble materials and 
select casts for more than two, or at 
the outside, three productions and 
obtain satisfactory results. If it were 
merely a question of assigning the 
writing of librettos to authors of known 
skill, as is done in musical-comedy, the 
greatest difficulty in producing a show 
would thereby be overcome. But bur- 
lesque shows are not written. They 
are put together bit by bit with just 
enough dialogue to secure passable 
sequence. 



According to my observation the net 
results of the efforts of those producers 
who have undertaken to put on more 
than three shows prove the accuracy 
of my contention. The record in this 
particular speaks for itself. One pro- 
ducer, in his extremity to get all of his 
shows out, actually duplicated an en- 
tire production word for word and 
scene for scene. Another landed only 
one hit out of seven shows for which 
he was responsible. A few years ago 
those same producers operated three 
franchises each and got highly success- 
ful results in every case. 



Adhering to this course of calling 
upon one man to render an extent of 
service that the record of the past two 
seasons show he is not capable of sat- 
isfactory performing, paves the way 
for the Americans to excel in the mat- 
ter of productions. There is only one 
thing that attracts people to theatres 
and that is what goes on back of the 
footlights. If the Americans provide 
newer and better shows than are given 
by the Columbias, they will get greater 
gross receipts, even at a lower scale 
of prices. And with several instances 
of one man undertaking the impossible 
task of producing four or more shows, 
and the retention among Columbia 
producers of certain men who have 
never put over a good show, there is 
every present indication that this is 
exactly what the Americans will ac- 
complish next season. 



BURLESQUE FOR VAUDEVILLE. 

Last week Billy Arlington, Frank 
Dobson and Eleanor Cochran appeared 
three times a day at Proctor's 58th 
Street theatre where the prices are 10- 
15 and 25 cents. 

Their specialty consisted of the big- 
gest hit in "The Golden Crook" show 
during the past five years, and which 
presumably will be used next season 
when the Jacobs & Jermon organiza- 
tion plays the Columbia, Hurtig & Sea- 
mon's and Miner's, Bronx, where the 
prices are double those at the Proctor 
house. 

During the same week, the entire 
"Broadway Girls" show was played in 
tabloid form at the Academy of Music 
on 14th street with Al K. Hall, Harry 
Cooper, Campbell and Morse and oth- 
ers of the burlesque cast. The act ran 
an hour and forty minutes. Prices at 
that house are also 10-15 and 25 cents. 

These cases are identical with that 
of Ben Welch, who gave part of his 
show at Hammerstein's last winter and 
was disciplined for it by the Columbia 
Amusement Co. 



WITH THE WOMEN 



RAILROAD REDUCTION. 

Burlesque managers are interested 
in a meeting of the Central Traffic As- 
sociation which was held in Chicago, 
Wednesday, the purpose of which was 
a modification of the rates recently put 
into effect and calling for 40 fares to 
secure one baggage car free. 

The proposed new arrangement is to 
reduce this to 30 fares. Private assur- 
ances from Chicago indicate that the 
Central Traffic Association will recom- 
mend this modification to the Trunk 
Line Association which will in turn 
apply to the Interstate Commission at 
Washington for ratification. 

All the roads east of the Mississippi 
River will be affected by the change 
thus working very materially to the 
benefit of all burlesque companies. 



ADVERTISING ORDER. 

General Manager Sam A. Scribner 
has instructed all managers of theatres 
on the circuit that are directly con- 
trolled by the Columbia Amusement 
Co. to include extensive newspaper ad- 
vertising in all their advance work for 
the coming season. 

The results achieved at the Columbia, 
New York, by this method of adver- 
tising is solely responsible for Mr. 
Scribner's action. 



REGULAR SEASON OPENING. 

The regular season of the Columbia 
and the American circuits will begin 
Aug. 30, the former having 36 weeks 
and the latter 34. 

Many shows on both circuits will 
play preliminary and supplementary 
weeks, giving practically all the shows 
on both wheels over 40 weeks. 



EVk MULL AT LIBERTY. 

Eva Mull will not be under the man- 
agement of Louis Talbott next season. 
No reason has been assigned except 
that Miss Mull prefers an engagement 
on the Columbia Circuit rather than 
heading Mr. Talbott's company on the 
American. No personal differences are 
involved. 

If you don't advortUo In VARIETY, 
don't advortiM. 



"How to Tango Though Married" is 
the title that might have been — but 
wasn't — attached to a musical skit that 
created a lot of enthusiasm at the 
Brighton theatre this week. Paul Mor- 
ton and Naomi Glass played it, or sang 
it, as you choose, and did it very well. 

However, to get back to the matri- 
monial tango — this was less complex 
than it sounds. The husband was 

pretty fond of dancing, and when the 
neighbors turned on the phonograph 
for the ninth time that day, he com- 
bined a dance with watering the lawn 
of his suburban cottage, while his 
wife went inside and changed her pink 
garden dress to something a bit 
fancier. This "a bit fancier" was a deep 
orange color dress of maline over 
taffeta— one of those things designers 
this year are so crazy about putting 
out — modestly immodest, or im- 
modestly modest, just as you choose. 
In other words, minus sleeves and most 
of the waist, but hurriedly built up 
clear to the throat with films of maline, 
that made it look as though the dress 
were the most demure thing that ever 
came out of a shop— whereas it wasn't. 
But it was good looking, still advanced 
in style, and not to be criticized ad- 
versely. The maline overdress, trimmed 
with ruffles and ruffles of taffeta, float- 
ing becomingly as Miss Glass danced. 
Which returns us to the matrimonial 
tango, danced with a baby carriage 
and an infant inside, managed very 
skillfully by the two dancers. Just 
how a real infant would have taken 
the running about the stage child got 
is not to be imagined — however, the 
idea was clever and new, and might not 
be a bad hint to married couples who 
can't see how a tango and a domestic 
life can match up. 

Elizabeth Brice is now and again in 
vaudeville with Charles King. Miss 
Brice is one of the most interesting 
persons on the stage in some ways — 
sometimes you think she is pretty, 
sometimes you decide she isn't, which 
may be the reason for your interest. 
Miss Brice appeared first in a plain 
blue taffeta dress, with a design of 
pink roses worked into it, with a short 
waist like a bolero jacket, edged with a 
ruffle of silk around the high belt line. 
The skirt was short and boxpleated. 
The style was a trifle too plain for her 
—her other change, to a white silk 
evening dress, was very much better. 
This last dress was delightful — 
though somewhat like the gowns worn 
by both Bessie Clayton and Joan 
Sawyer in their dances. That is, it 
was made from white silk embroidered 
with silver "motifs" with a full gathered 
skirt, and one of these filmy, net waists 
that are hard to describe— likely be- 
cause they are only plain sleeves and 
shoulder straps edged with glittering 
rhinestones. And with this >vent a 
silver petticoat. 

Ame Rica (Gordon and Rica), in 
some clever cycling, made a pretty fig- 
ure when she entered dressed in a pink 
chiffon coat and a poke bonnet to 
match, with her hair in long curls down 



her back. She was equally pretty when 
she wheeled off ' later with a lacy, 
daintily made evening dress, with a 
scalloped tunic of pink silk meteor. 

Anna Arline (Adler and Arline), the 
girls in the Gardiner Trio, who did 
some splendid dancing, and the quaintly 
pretty "Southern drawing doom" 
specially called "At Home," by the 
Misses Campbell, all deserve praise, 
simply because they were planned to 
appeal to the sense of beauty — some- 
thing many vaudeville turns miss out 
on. 

A fine bill and a packed house that 
enjoyed it, made an evening at the 
Palace this week what the society ed- 
itors would call "an enjoyable occa- 
sion." From the standpoint of clothes, 
the "star" was an evening gown worn 
by Bonita, who, with Lew Hearn, put 
over a few new and a few old jokes, 
but generally got away with both. The 
dress was a soft toned blue, of that 
vague color known as midnight 
blue, with a tight fitting "cuirass" 
waist of silver lace that flared 
a little over the hips and dripped 
to a point in back. Two tunics of black 
maline added softness to the effect It 
was rather a severe style, but quite 
suited to a person of the Brunhilde 
proportions of its wearer. 

Rather different was Ruth Sinclair, 
tall, slender, in a clinging house gown 
of white lace, a dress made of long 
lace panels, held together by criss- 
crossing lacings of blue ribbon. Miss 
Sinclair's specialty was to drape her- 
self gracefully around the end of the 
sofa, or to collapse in a weeping heap 
on a couch, both of which stunts she is 
particularly clever at doing. She played 
Mrs. Jack Temple in a laughable little 
comedy called "Mrs. Templ-'s Tele- 
gram," with Etta Hawkins as Mrs. 
Frank Fuller. Miss Hawkins wore a 
very pretty cool little frock of white 
organdie ruffled about every place a 
ruffle could go, with each frill edged 
with a narrow line of black. A tight 
fitting white hat banded with flat white 
flowers, with a scarlet parasol for a 
spice of color, made her an attractive 
figure. The only criticism that might 
be made would be that, as they were 
supposed to be Englishwomen, they 
shouldn't have gotten themselves up 
so prettily— mighty few Englishwomen 
attain the dainty effect these two made. 
That is a bit more Paris or New York. 
Effie Weston, of Kerr and Weston, 
in the same pretty gowns and the same 
set of dances, was also on the bill. 



WILLIE COHEN'S DIVORCE. 

An interlocutory decree or dfvorce 
on statutory grounds was allowed by 
Justice Lehman in the New York Su- 
preme Court Wednesday, to Willie Co- 
hen, against his wife, Helen Sanger. 

The couple was married in Wash- 
ington in 1908. They last appeared on 
the stage together in "The Rollickers," 
during the 1913-14 season. 

Jas. A. Timoney represented Mr. 
Cohen at tke trial. 



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O. 8. Hathaway, who has been ill, is 
around again. 

An All-Irish BUI is at the Fifth Ave- 
nue the last half of this week. 

"Let George Do It," the Leffler- 
Bratton, Inc., cartoon play, is to be 
turned into a tab for the summer. 

The Star, Emporia, Kan., will play 
one-night stand shows next season. It 
seats 600. 



Guy Rawaon and Frances Clare 
(Mrs. Rawson) have purchased a home 
at Auburndale, L. I. 



Florence Short joined Vfre cast of 
"Sinners" Wednesday, replacing Ger- 
trude Dallas. 

Chaa. L. Winston has been made as- 
sistant to Manager A. J. Vanni of 
Poll's, Scranton. 

Burdella Patterson, in vaudeville, 
was married last week to Louis Mor- 
purgo, an Austrian, in Detroit. 

Joe Young has moved over from 
Kalmar & Puck to the Waterson, Ber- 
lin & Snyder firm. 



Mrs. Leslie Carter is reported as 
having gone abroad to remain indefi- 
nitely. 

Alice Lloyd has purchased a Hup- 
mobile to add to her summer pleasures 
r.n Long Island. 



Harry Anner, the musical director, 
was granted a divorce from his wife. 
Kittie Howard, in Chicago in May. 

De Witt Jennings has been suc- 
ceeded by William R. Randal in "Un- 
der Cover" at the Cort. 



The Days of Real Sport," which 
have been running in cartoon form in 
one of the U. S.'s big dailies, is to be 
the basis of a comedy play next season. 

Raymond W. Jones with the Al. G. 
Barnes circus as advertising man and 
agent, is being sued for divorce by his 
wife who claims non-support. Barnes 
will not defend the case. 



Ifa reported that Christie MacDon- 
ald who closed her tour in "Sweet- 
hearts" Saturday night, will reappear in 
this piece next season. 

Mrs. Dorothy Harris is being sought 
by her mother, Mrs. May Wallace, who 
resides at the King Edward Hotel, 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

A public auction of the personal ef- 
fects of the late Fanny Davenport was 
conducted by Darling & Co. at 17 West 
76th street, June 9. 

Dorothea M. Hall, of Hall and Pat- 
tie, is recovering from a nervous break- 
down at the Verona Sanitarium, 
Verona, N. J. 

Mary Elizabeth will sail July 6 on 
the Ventura from San Francisco to 
appear in the Hugh Mcintosh Austra- 
lian houses. 

Harry Jolson has been engaged as 
feature comedian with Dave Marion's 
Big Show for next season, which will 
play the Columbia Circuit. Jolson is 
selecting the cast for the company. 

A new Fine Arts Building is in 
course of construction in Rochester 
and will be ready, according to report 
by Sept. 1. The concert hall will seat 
400. 

Henry Berlinghoff, formerly of the 
William Morris office, has leased for a 
term of five years Electric Park, Peeks- 
HU-on-the-Hudson. It will be remod- 
eled into a modern amusement park. 

"Back to My Home in Tennessee" is 

another rag written by Billy Jerome 
?nd Walter Donaldson for the Water- 
son, Berlin & Snyder concern. Mr. 
Donaldson wrote "My Old Kentucky 
Home." 

Walter Weems put something in his 
Variety advertisement last week that 
Tommy Gray could easily have stood 
for. Mr. Weems said: "What is so 
rare as a day in June? A Van Dyke 
heard on a chorus man." 

Frank Girard is managing the Pros- 
pect, Brooklyn. W. A. Masaud has 
been shifted to the Ber£en Beach 
house. Girard is manager of the Or- 
pheum, Brooklyn, during the regular 
season. 

The fourth of the series of plays 
given by the Professional Women's 
League will be held at the Auditorium, 
1999 Broadway, June 10-12, at 8.30 p. m. 
A business meeting of the League will 
be held June 14 at 2 p. m. 

One of the plays which Charles 
Klein wrote some time before he start- 
ed upon his fatal voyage on the Lusi- 
tania, was "A Guilty Man," and this is 
to be brought out in New York next 
season. 

Homer George, the local manager 
at Atlanta, Ga., is in New York, pre- 
paring for the forthcoming visit to the 
big city of Jake Gortatowsky, the man- 
aging editor of The Atlanta Constitu- 
tion. 



Byrne & Kirfoy have added two to 
the Hit of theatres they are booking. 
The first is the Union Square theatre, 
Pittsfield, Mast., which they have taken 
under lease, and the other, the Play- 
house, at Hudson, N. Y. 

Arthur Mayer, with the "High Roll- 
ers," has been granted a divorce from 
his wife, Nan Carlton, who appeared 
I? st season with "The City Sports." 
The decree was secured in Minneapolis 
May 20. 

The Shuberta have not abandoned 
"The Last Laugh" for good, planning 
U bring it out again next season. Ed- 
ward Abeles, who first appeared in the 
out-of-town premiere, will very likely 
resume the role he created. 

Clara Joel, leading with the Colonial 
stock, Cleveland, is playing the role of 
Mary Turner in "Within the Law" this 
week. The local papers gave her sev- 
eral pages on her interpretation of the 
part. 

T. Roy Barnes, who opened last 
week in Atlantic City in the A. H. 
Wood's production,. "See My Lawyer," 
succeeded in rescuing a man from 
drowning in a swimming pool last Fri- 
day. The company and his wife wit- 
nessed the happening. 



«««■ 



The Bleated and the Damned," the 
new play which Edwards Davis pro- 
duced last week at the Newark thea- 
tre, Newark, has been shelved until 
Davis can find time to rewrite the piece. 
The play was to have been taken to At- 
lantic City but this booking was put 
eff until next fall. 

James JC. Hackett has shelved his 
new play, \ "The Bannock Mystery," 
based on the Craig Kennedy stories, 
until early next fall, when he will put 
it in operation again. The piece closed 
in Detroit Saturday night. Hackett 
does not appear in the play, but his 
money is responsible for its production. 

Arrangements have been made for 
legitimate shows booked at the Ly- 
coming, Williamsport, Pa., to play the 
Family theatre there next fall, as the 
Lycoming was burned to the ground 
May 31. Walter Lamade owns the Ly- 
coming site and Family. J. J. Fiske 
is the manager of the latter. 

Kara, the juggler, now interned in 
France, is allowed to write but one 
letter weekly, with the chance that that 
may not pass the censor. He wishes 
therefore to acknowledge receipt of the 
many letters received from American 
friends and trusts this explanation will 
serve as the answer he is unable other- 
wise to make. 

Clark and Verdi were notified this 
week by the Italian consulate their 
country was calling them to support it 
in its war on Austria. Both boys are 
Italian reservists and looked forward 
to a season's booking, but the official 
notification from headquarters has 
somewhat changed their plans. When 
last heard of the couple was earnestly 
figuring out the possibilities of war or 
the stage. 



Charles Lovenberg, manager of 
Keith's, Providence, entertained a 
party of New Yorkers, along with 
some New England friends, yester- 
day (Thursday). About 25 from New 
York left Wednesday night. They 
were met at Fall River Thursday 
morning by Mr. Lovenberg who took 
the group in autos to Newport, re- 
turning by way of Cape Cod. 

Albert Gick, who stands for Classon 
Point as his home town, won the prize 
at the Harlem opera house diving con- 
test last week. Albert is the first per- 
son you meet when entering the Law 
Department of the United Booking 
Offices. He is built to float and diving 
U a side diversion with him. Albert 
has never lost a contest he has entered 
in, whether at Classon Point or in a 
theatre. In form he is the only rival 
to Pitrot, the agent. 

Bill Jacobs, of Beehler & Jacobs, is 
due to arrive in New York this Fri- 
day, having left Chicago last Monday 
with Irving Tishman (another Chicago 
agent) to make the trip cross country 
via motor. Bill, who is a son of the 
justly famous "Bowie Knife" Abe Ja- 
cobs, will remain here several weeks in 
search of material. Sam Tishman, who 
books the Thielen Circuit, is also here 
so journing for a fortnight. He will 
probably return with his brother. 

Dr. Louis E. Stern socially called on 
Walter Rosenberg one day at the Sa- 
voy theatre. While speaking with the 
physician Mr. Rosenberg casually men- 
tioned a tiny pimple on his ear, which 
the doctor lanced, unofficially, as 
Walter thought. In passing from the 
offices to the street, the physician lin- 
gered long enough to watch a picture 
or so in the theatre. When Mr. Rosen- 
berg received a bill for $2, he mailed 
a check for $1.85, in settlement, deduct- 
ing 15 cents, the admission to the Sa- 
voy. 



The will of the late Charles Klein, 

the playwright who perished in the 

Lusitania sinking, was filed for probate 

Monday. The bulk of his estate, in the 

neighborhood of $1,000,000, is left to 

his widow, Mrs. Lillian Klein. His two 
sons also receive a share as well as his 
two brothers. A rather peculiar case 
has come to light since the death of 
the playwright. Doblin, the Brooklyn 
tailor, has entered a claim for a share 
of the royalties of "Potash and Pearl- 
mutter. Doblin received several manu- 
scripts from Klein years ago when he 
was a struggling young writer, as 
security for several loans. Doblin never 
did anything with the manuscripts- 
Last summer a mutual friend visited the 
author abroad. He remarked on the 
rewriting of "Potash and Pearlmutter" 
by Klein, and the author is said to have 
laughingly replied that the plot was 
really taken from one of the old manu- 
scripts and named the title. The friend 
related the story to Doblin, who re- 
called that that particular manuscript 
was one that he held. Therefore he 
wants his share of the "P. & P." royal- 
ties. 



10 



LEGITIMATE, 




I). W. Orlfflth, who obtained a permit from 
the outgoing Harrison administration In Chi- 
cago to show "The Birth of a Nation" at the 
Illinois, only to have It withdrawn by the 
new Mayor, Thompson, had the open support 
of every newspaper In Chicago in his efforts, 
first, to Induce Thompson to reconsider the 
embargo, and then to obtain an Injunction 
agalnnt tho city's interfering. Chicago Is not 
much of a negro town, even In close political 
Bcraps ; and there, has been a general feeling 
that Orlfflth was treated unfairly when 
Thompson withdrew the permit at the re- 
quest of half a dozen "representative" blacks, 
who held that the showing of the big film 
would "creato race-hatred." The Tribune led 
the fight for Griffith's right to show the pic- 
ture. Judge Cooper granted the injunction at 
11 o'clock last Saturday morning — Just In time 
to permit George Bowles, who Is looking after 
the publicity for Orlfflth, to slip a half-page 
"To-night's tho Night" ad Into the later runs 
of the four afternoon papers, liut It was the 
first June Saturday, divine, as to weather, and 
half the town was in the country before the 
ad was seen. The firm show, Saturday nignt, 
was given to half a house, most of It In on 
passes ; but those present went wild with de- 
light over the picture. The fate of "The 
Birth of a Nation" In Chicago depends on how 
the town will take the Idea of paying $2 for 
a picture. 

Plans are afoot for a big combination of 
uporatle stars and terpslchorean artists to be 
shown in one Joint engagement next season. 
Pavlowa Is to head the dancing stars, while 
on the operatic side one of the principals will 
be Maggie Teyte, the English soprano, who 
sailed for Liverpool May 20 to spend the sum- 
mer abroad. 



William Malley Is in New York this week. 
He Is the show managerial end of the Malley- 
Denlson partnership, and for the first summer 
In many years Malley has no show running. 
Around Labor Day he starts three or four 
permanent stocks up New England way. 



The Italian Government has released Edoar- 
do Ferrarl-Fontana, the Metropolitan O. H. 
tenor, from military service. He's returning 
to New York this month some time, having 
gone home to tako up army service. 

Mrs. Helen Hardy is selling members of 
the profession who commute seeds of all kinds 
by the yard. The seeds are planted In tissue- 
paper holders and, after being in the ground 
awhile, the paper rots and the seeds do their 
duty accordingly. 



Frank Mahara produces a new Irish comedy, 
"Tlpperary," next season, opening In August 
with a company headed by Boyd Trousdale. 

Dr. C. E. MacDowell has leased the Masonic 
opera house, Armstrong, la., and will manage 
it next fall. 



George H. Bummew goes to Hamilton, Ont., 
to-morrow to make final arrangements for the 
opening of a new summer theater on the site 
of the former Summers' Casino which was 
burned down. 



Lionel H. Kcene, of the Poll forces, Balti- 
more, Is now asHlstant to Edward Ren ton, 
general representative for the Poll Interests. 

■ - — « 

Frank Mclntyre will head the cast in the 
forthcoming H. H. Frazee production "Brother 
Masons." 



Fred Corbett has started his Alnlome, Em- 
poria, Kan., Into summer play. Corbett has 
several places In the west under his direction. 

John Hope Is now managing the Cort (form- 
erly Savoy), Atlantic City. 

Jake Isaacs and wife have taken an apart- 
ment In Atlantic City for the summer. 

SHUBERTS IbsE THE HIP. 

The management of the Hippodrome 
passed from the Shuberts Monday and 
was taken over by the 43d Street Op- 
erating Co., a subsidiary of the U. S. 
Realty Company. A few hours later it 
was re-leased to Charles Dillingham at 
an annual rental of $200,000. This is 
the same figure under which the Shu- 
berts had the house. 

The Shuberts issued a statement 
that they had given up the Hippo- 
drome as they felt that the day of spec- 
tacles such as had their vogue at the 
big playhouse, was over. This was 
what was generally distributed to the 
newspapers, but in private Lee Shubert 
is reported as having stated that in 
the taking away the Hippodrome from 
the Shubert management the. Realty 
people "double-crossed" him. 



The Shubert-Anderson Co., which 

was operating the Hip, was just about 

*$106,000 in arrears in the matter of rent, 

it is said. The producers are reported 

to have lost about $200,000 on the house 
this season. "The Wars of the World," 
which opened the season there, lost ap- 
proximately $60,000 before it was taken 
off. The Winter Circus, which fol- 
lowed, proved another bloomer for the 
big house. 

It was stated Lee Shubert tried to 
get the Realty company to consider a 
reduction in the rent of the building, 
but was informed the existing corpor- 
ation could not grant the request. 
Therefore it was planned to disorga- 
nize that company and to incorporate 
a new company. There was a meeting 
last Saturday at which the old com- 
pany was dissolved. When it came 
time to incorpowte the new company 
the Realty people refused to be a party 
to it. 

The lease made with Dillingham 
means he will take possession of the 
house almost immediately and open it 
next September with a spectacular at- 
traction entitled "All America." He 
has an author and composer under con- 
tract to write the piece, but refuses to 
divulge their identities. It is certain 
that R. H. Burnside, at present asso- 
ciated with Mr. Dillingham as produc- 
ing manager, will have charge of the 
Hip production. Mr. Burnside filled 
this capacity at the big house for sev- 
eral years under the Shubert manage- 
ment and produced several of the big 
hits there. 

The Shuberts took the lease of the 
Hippodrome eight years ago from the 
43d Street Operating Co., which held 
the building under a lease from the 
U. S. Realty Co. The term of the lease 
was for ten years, with an agreement 
that should the realty company care to 
tear down the building to dispose of its 
holdings the theatrical company was 
to receive $250,000 for vacating the 
premises. 

About 18 months ago the Shuberts 
took another lease for an additional ten 
years to become effective after the 
termination of the initial agreement. 

During the first seven years of the 
Shubert management the building is 
said to have returned a profit of $1,- 
200,000. The biggest week the Hip had 
was $71,000 in gross receipts. The ex- 
pense that week was $27,000 which left 
a profit on the week of $44,000. The 
gross on opening weeks usually was 
about $60,000. The second week would 
drop to $55,000 and then it would re- 
main between $45,000 and $50,000. 

The Shuberts held 25 per cent of the 
stock of Hhe company operating the 
production end of the building. In ad- 
dition to the share of the profits on 
their stock, each of the brothers also 
received a salary of $10,000 annually. 

This season has been a losing one at 
the house and about two months ago a 
picture policy was inaugurated. The 
first eight weeks this policy was in 
vogue cost the management $40,000. 



STANDARD'S STOCK CHANGE. 

The Standard assumes a stock pol- 
icy next Monday when the Jay Pack- 
ard Players open there in "Fine Feath- 
ers," with the leads played by Dudley 
Ayres and Mabel Brownell. Others 
signed are Mabel Estelle and Lee Ster- 
rett. 

The Van den Berg-Conger Operatic 
Company, which has been playing the 
house, quits the Standard tomorrow 
nighf and intends going to Philadelphia 
for an indefinite engagement. 

Jay Packard takes the Standard from 
John Cort for the summer stock policy 
upon a percentage basis. Packard re- 
cently installed a dramatic stock at M. 
H. Saxe's 116th Street theatre and so 
far has been making it pay. 



FRISCO-NEW YORK JUMP. 

A long jump by a large musical or- 
ganization will start July 10 when the 
"Dancing Around" company closes its 
engagement in San Francisco and will 
immediately be sent back to New York 
by the Shuberts without playing on the 
way. 

A similar jump was made by "The 
Count of Luxembourg" when the com- 
pany, owing to bad business, closed in 
Los Angeles, and was brought back to 
New York by Klaw & Erlanger. 



TWO OPENING DATES. 

Selwyn & Co. announce that "Back 
Home," with Willis P. Sweatman and 
Thomas A. Wise, will open at Atlantic 
City June 21 for a week's tryout. The 
play is by Irvin Cobb and Bayard 
Veiller. 

"The Mystic Shrine," a new piece by 
Avery Hopwood, was cast this week 
and will commence rehearsing next 
week with a view to opening at At- 
lantic City July 5. 



KELLERMANN OUT OF "FOLLIES." 

Through an amicable agreement with 
F. Ziegfeld, Jr., Annette Kellermann 
retired Tuesday from the cast of the 
new Follies. 

Difficulty was found in handling Miss 
Kellermann's tank and the massive 
scenic settings for it. 



CHICAGO'S HOT SUNDAY. 

Chicago, June 9. 
It was almost Black Sunday for the- 
atres last Sunday when the heat visit- 
ed this city with all the intensity of 
mid-summer. All theatres suffered 
but were treated to better show 
weather on Monday when it was cold 
and rainy. 



"LADY LUXURY- AGAIN. 
Charles H. Wuerz will take "Lady 
Luxury" on tour again next season 
opening in Halifax about Aug. 1. The 
company will travel over the Canadian 
route to the coast. Leo Stark has 
been engaged to stage the production 
next season. 



"HAPPINESS" FOR MISS TAYLOR. 

Unless present plans go awry Laur- 
ette Taylor will begin her new season 
under the joint management of George 
C Tyler and Klaw & Erlanger in Chi- 
cago next fall in "Happiness," a three- 
act play which her husband, Hartley 
Manners, wrote. 



OPERA, NEVERTHELESS! 

Chicago, June 9. 
The fellows who write about music 
for the dailies here got a gang idea 
about a week ago that Italy entering 
the war would have the effect of killing 
the proposed grand opera season of 
ten weeks at the Auditorium. They 
reeled off an average of half a column 
apiece by way of trying to prove their 
case. Then two or three wandered 
over to the Auditorium to explain to 
the management that they had decided 
to call off the season, for which a quar- 
ter million dollars has been guaran- 
teed by H. F. McCormick and those of 
his Chicago associates who have been 
standing behind grand opera here since 
1910. The writers found a line of 
people half a block long waiting to 
subscribe for seats for the season. 
Now the music-writers are busy ex- 
plaining why the season will not be 
called off. 



FROHMAN'S FORCE MOVES UP. 

With the reported appointment of 
Frank Reed as general press repre- 
sentative of the Charles Frohman en- 
terprises, it is said John D. Williams, 
in that position, will move into the 
executive capacity to be vacated by Alf 
Hayman, who will thereupon assume 
the commanding helm of the Frohman 
affairs, with the advice of Daniel Froh- 
man at his call. 

Alf. Hayman has started on a tour of 
the west, the Coast being his destina- 
tion before returning. He will see each 
of the Frohman stars now on the road 
and arrange for them to continue under 
the Frohman policy. 

The front of the Knickerbocker thea- 
tre is boarded up with a sign which 
reads that this house, under the Charles 
Frohman-Klaw & Erlanger manage- 
ment, will reopen early in August with 
Julia Sanderson, Donald Brian and Jo- 
seph Cawthorne in a limited engage- 
ment of "The Girl from Utah." 



SHOWS IN 'FRISCO. 

San Francisco, June 9. 
Billie Burke in "Jerry" experienced 
an unusually big opening at the Co- 
lumbia with prospects bright for a suc- 
cessful engagement. At the Alcazar 
where Kolb and Dill are pastiming in 
"A Peck O' Pickles," the attendance 
is somewhat light. James Archibald 
opened surprisingly well at the Cort 
with a war talk and appropriate films. 



SEASON'S FIRST OPENER. 

Long Branch, N. J., June 9. 
The first opening attraction of the 
new season for New York is said to 
be "Just Outside the Door," a Klaw & 
Erlanger-Henry Miller production that 
will play at the Broadway, this city, 
July 19. It is reported the same piece 
is intended to open at the Gaiety, New 
York, Aug. 2. 



HOLMES' STARRING PIECE. 

Taylor Holmes has placed his name 
tc a Jos. Brooks' contract and will be 
starred under his direction next season 
in a new play, entitled "Mr. Myds' Mys- 
tery," which Lillian Trimole Bradley 
founded upon "The Mystery of No. 47 
Hyacinth Road.' 



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LEGITIMATE. 



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HEARST'S CHICAGO PAPERS USING 
OLD AD DODGE ON MANAGERS 



Soliciting Editors Adopt Method With Legitimate Managers 

That Has Long Been in Vogue in New York With 

Hearst Publications — Size of Ads Influence 

The Sunday Showings — Theatre Men 

Reported As Revolting. 



Chicago, June 9. 
The editing solicitor, or the soliciting 
editor, is in evidence in connection with 
the dramatic department of two Chica- 
go papers, the Examiner and the Amer- 
ican. . This is new stuff for Chicago, 
where dramatic criticism has always 
been kept as far as possible away from 
the business office, and where how 
much you're using has never had any 
real connection with what you get in 
print. 

So far as the American is concerned, 
the plan of having the dramatic editor 
seek to increase the size of the ads 
used started some seasons back, when 
Tom Burke, acting as Jack Lait's as- 
sistant, undertook to build up a big 
Saturday vaudeville page. The "regu- 
lar" theatres were not urged to go out- 
side the routine in ads except for the 
"special theatrical numbers," which ran 
four to the year. What happened to 
that venture remains a secret in the 
American's office. 

Since November last, F. W. Mc- 
Quigg has been in charge of the dra- 
matic department of the American, and 
has let it plainly be known that, as he 
gets a ten per cent, commission on 
"extra" advertising, the pictures, the 
specials, and the position of reading- 
matter would be preferred for those 
who bought additional display space. 
He hasn't been agressive about it, in 
the least. This paper some time since 
dropped criticism. McQuigg reviews 
all the plays by formula, signing "The 
Optimist." All the plays are good. 
All are great artists acting in great 
plays, and always greeted by "crowd- 
ed audiences" or "well-filled houses." 

The Examiner started going after the 
"extra" matter quite recently, but with- 
out in any way interfering with Ashton 
Stevens' free hand as the critic. Stev- 
ens has never handled the routine for 
the paper, and has served for six years 
a? the critic only, without any of the 
duties of the so-called "dramatic ed- 
itor." The Sunday layouts, "notices," 
stories, paragraphs, etc., have always 
been handled on the Examiner by the 
Sunday editor, whose orders have been 
to treat everybody alike. Some of the 
brighter press agents began about 
three years ago to break into the City 
Life Section, turning in smart stuff 
with a Chicago end to take the place 
of the matter sent on from the previous 
Sunday's New York American in plate 
form. 

Not long ago, one of the best-known 
agents submitted to the Sunday editor 
some special stories for the City Life 
Section, and was astounded to be told 
this: 
"You'll have to shoot more dough to 



us than to the other Sunday papers if 
you want to get anything in outside a 
short reading-notice and a small cut. 
We've been too liberal with you fel- 
ows, and we're getting sore at some of 
the theatre managers. How many lines 
are you going to use Sunday?" 

Every agent was given the same in- 
formation when he called; and the Sun- 
day editor made no bones that he was 
to get ten per cent, on all "extra;" that 
if, on all advertising from any one thea- 
tre larger than the ads given to the 
Tribune and Herald. 

The chief surprise was that the Ex- 
aminer should have tried this plan at 
the end rather than at the beginning of 
a season. At the time the Sunday ed- 
itor made his declaration, most of the 
theatres were losing heavily, and look- 
ing forward to the promised crop of 
summer shows for relief. It is the be- 
ief of managers that the Examiner will 
drop the scheme, just as it felt it wise, 
in the spring, to drop an arbitrary rule 
that each theatre must meet a daily 
minimum of ten lines of advertising. 
The rates for theatre ads here are pret- 
ty high — 55 cents daily and 65 cents 
Sunday in the Tribune, 45 and 60 in the 
Examiner, 50 in the News and Herald, 
and 40 in the Post and Journal. For 
more than seven years — from 1903 to 
1911 — Klaw & Erlanger theatres did 
not advertise at all in the Examiner 
and American; and the advertising was 
at length restored only after extraordi- 
nary influence was brought to bear 
upon local K. & E. men, Harry J. 
Powers and Will J. Davis. 



ATTORNEY JOHNSON RETURNS. 

Back from an extended western trip, 
taking in the convention in £an Fran- 
cisco of the American Federation of 
Musicians, Ligon Johnson, attorney 

for the Theatrical Managers' Protective 
Association, this week pitched into a 
mass of correspondence and local mat- 
ters that will keep him pretty well oc- 
cupied for some time. 

Johnson reports nothing new upon 
the copyright matter, but says a close 
watch is being kept upon the summer 
stocks, parks, boat and tent shows that 
are apt to pirate a play. 

Anent the fight against the increased 
railway rates a call was expected to be 
posted this week for the managers to 
get together and arrange for a new 
line of procedure. 

At 'Frisco Johnson says the Musi- 
cians took no special action on the con- 
tract form, and that the present rela- 
tions will be continued with the Asso- 
ciation. 



THOMPSON LEAVES FRISCO. 

San Francisco, June 9. 

Thomas Hughes, night watchman of 
"Toyland" at the Expostiion, and 
former secretary to "Big" Tim Sulli- 
van, died June 4, the coroner's report 
claiming the death due to a playful 
blow delivered by Frederic Thompson 
while the two men were boxing in the 
"Toyland" offices on Decoration Day. 
Thompson was exonerated from all 
blame. Both men were inseparable 
friends, Thompson having placed 
Hughes in his position. 

The day before Hughes' death, 
Thompson left for New York, thor- 
oughly discouraged and disgusted with 
California in general and the Exposi- 
tion in particular. The eastern pro- 
moter came here with probably the best 
idea of the Exposition and after spend- 
ing all his personal funds in the erec- 
tion of "Toyland," interested outside 
capital in the venture, but when com- 
pleted it attracted little patronage, al- 
though conceded to be the best show 
on the "Zone." Thompson severed 
connections with the company and sold 
his curio collection in order to pay 
overland expenses. It was while visit- 
ing Hughes the accident occurred, 
Thompson playfully slapping his old 
friend on the back. The pair boxed for 
a few minutes and Hughes failed to ex- 
press any pain, but the following day 
he dropped dead. 



BEATING THE RAILROADS. 

It looks as though the theatrical 
companies visiting Long Branch this 
summer will have the best of the new 
tariff and regulations of the railroads. 
Walter Rosenberg, who manages the 
Broadway at the Branch, which plays 
several legit attractions during the hot 
weather, has arranged with the Patten 
Line of steamers to transfer theatrical 
companies at 50 cents, round trip, per 
capita, with 20 tickets ensuring bag- 
gage free, while the scenery is shipped 
as freight on the same boat. 

The round trip on the railroads is 
$1.90, and it is necessary to purchase 
40 tickets to secure a free baggage car. 



SHOWS GOING OUT. 

"The Million Dollar Girl" is going 
out again next season, opening the lat- 
ter part of August, and will play mostly 
return dates. Ray Sampson will again 
be in advance. 

"The Town Fool," under Harry 
Green's direction, will open Aug. 19 in 
Wyoming, 111., for one-night tour. 

Ben Holmes is again putting out 
"Happy Heine," opening Labor Day in 
Richmond, Va. The tour will cover 
nine states. 



AMERICAN'S ROUTES DELAYED. 

The American Association routes, 
which were to have been issued this 
week, will not be given out until next 
week, owing to the necessity of mak- 
ing a few changes affecting railroad 
movements. 



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FAIRBANKS IN NEW PLAY. 

Douglas Fairbanks may appear next 
season in a new play by Roi Cooper 
Megrue, entitled "Marriage At Second 
Sight." 



SPORTS. 

Vabibtt will publish challenges 
or results of any sporting events 
in connection with theatrical 
people or clubs. 



The feeling abuut among those who 
play baseball and like it is that the 
introduction of professionals or semi- 
pros into the purely amateur games 
between the theatrical nines should be 
stopped, and that the nines play for 
ihe sport and fun that may be derived. 
Last week the Varietys had a nine 

lined up to play the Uniteds, with but 
three actual Variety people on the 
team. The other six were profession- 
als, five with a batting average of over 
.300 in the leagues they came from. 
The Uniteds, who had strengthened 
their team with seven players from 
the lots, sent out for a pro pitcher 
against the Varietys. The game fell 
down, as the Uniteds lost the field for 
Saturday afternoon and discovered it 
too late. There would not have been 
much fun for the seven Varietys who 
would have had to be spectators, and 
the same feeling is expressed in the 
U. B. O. Betting appears to be the 
main object of the frame-ups, but it 
would be better for the promotion of 
good feeling and good sport if all the 
theatrical clubs kept their teams within 
the proper classification of players, bar- 
ring betting as well. 

The wrestling tournament at the 
Manhattan Opera House is now in its 
fourth week, and excites more interest 
as it continues. About 24 contestants 
are left. Nearly all are foreigners, 
and each has a following. The contest 
may go another week. The bouts af- 
ford considerable amusement to the 
audiences, through the excitable for- 
eigners. S. Rachman, the Continental 
showman, who staged this novel idea 
for over here, has picked a wipner. The 
tournament is attracting some of the 
best people in the city, and the house 
always holds a large percentage of 
women. 

There may be a U. B. O. League, 
composed of four or five teams formed 
among the employes of the United 
Booking Agency. 



The polo team of actors of which 
Fred Stone and Frank Tinney are mem- 
bers, are to play the Squadron A team 
at Van Cortlandt Park today (Friday) 
at 2 o'clock. 

This Saturday the U. B. O. team will 
play the Shecdy aggregation again at 
Lenox Oval, the game being called for 
2 o'clock. 



"THE GIRL" FOR LYRIC. 

The Times Producing Co.'s produc- 
tion of "The Girl Who Smiles" is at 
present penciled in as the attraction to 
open the regular season at the Lyric 
Aug. 9. The company is to open a 
week earlier in Atlantic City. 

Among those engaged for the cast is 
Karl Decker. 



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NE W ACTS THIS WEEK 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation, First Appear**** 

or Reappearance in or Around 

Now York 

Wilton Lackaye and Co., Palace. 
Florence Rockwell and Co., Palace. 



Valerie Bergere and Co. (5). 
War Babies." 

23 Mint.; Full Stage (Special Set). 
Bushwick. 

This new dramatic offering, with 
Valerie Bergere, was shown for the 
first time on any stage at the Bushwick 
this week. It is programed as "A 
Peace Argument," written by Mrs. 
Florence Haines-Reed, editor of the 
Federation of Women's Clubs. As a 
follow up for Nazimova's "War Brides" 
in the vaudeville houses, "War Babies" 
is suitable. The story is laid in a war 
infested town with the enemy close at 
hand and the last of the reservists 
called out. The husband is a city offi- 
cial who is certain he will not be sum- 
moned. He has just become the father 
of a boy. His wife (Miss Bergere) 
is fearful lest he be called to the front. 
A woman servant, employed by them, 
has had five sons killed in the war. 
She is instrumental in the circulation 
of a petition to be signed by all the 
women of the country swearing that 
they will not have any more babies 
while war exists as they do not intend 
to bring their children up to be fed 
to the cannons. The mistress of the 
house refuses to sign the document, 
saying that she and her husband and 
baby are safe and that nothing can 
harm them. Booming of guns is heard, 
the husband rushes in and attires him- 
self in his service uniform. The wife 
become hysterical when learning he 
must go. He is brought back shortly 
after, the doctor saying that he will 
be a cripple for life. The bombard- 
ment comes closer and the shells are 
shrieking around the house. The baby 
asleep in a cradle in the middle of the 
room, is removed to a place of safety. 
As it is being carried out by the nurse 
a shell puts out its little spark of life. 
The mother becomes frantic at this 
last catastrophe, having had her whole 
family destroyed in but a few minutes 
of actual war. After the death of her 
son and the crippling of her husband, 
she is a willing signer of the petition, 
and says she will do everything in her 
power to make women refuse to have 
children in order that there shall be no 
more soldiers and thereby bring about 
universal peace. As a dramatic offer- 
ing for Miss Bergere the sketch gives 
her unnumbered opportunities. The 
playlet contains four big moments for 
her. More holding or superhuman ef- 
forts of any actress could not have ex- 
ceeded the work of Miss Bergere Mon- 
day night. The remainder of the cast 
has been well selected. Herbert War- 
ren as the husband has less to do in 
this than in any of the former pieces 
in which he has been leading man. 
Erne Brodiene as the old servant plays 
admirably. Others doing satisfactory 
work were Katherine Kavanaugh, 
Harry M. Smith and Y. Stuyvesant 
Kinslow. 



Donald Kerr and Bine Weaton. 

Dancers. 

8 Mint,; Two. 

Palace. 

Donald Kerr and Erne Weston 
opened the show at the Palace Monday 
night, and the manner in which their 
terpsichorean efforts went over with 
the audience showed that they are can- 
didates for a better position on any bill 
that the bookers place them on in the 
future, for there isn't any doubt that 
the bookers will place them. It is an act 
that has snap and go to it. Four dances 
are offered by the team; first, a cane 
dance, with Miss Weston wearing short 
skirts, that permit of the display of a 
shapely pair of limbs, followed by 
the boy offering an eccentric dance; a 
cake walk follows, and for a closer they 
are doing an acrobatic whirlwind dance 
that has a number of exceedingly dif- 
ficult figures, which were applause 
winners. Fred. 



Tom Brown Sextette. 

Music. 

14 Mini.; Four (Interior). 

Fifth Avenue. 

When the card was flashed that the 
Tom Brown Sextette would appear 
some of the folks out front wondered 
if Tom Brown, the blackfaced leader 
of the Six Brown Brothers, the 
xylophonic hit with "Chin Chin," had 
left the old act and formed a new one. 
Tom Brown isn't with the Fifth Ave- 
nue turn, though he's said to have 
framed it. Four men, each in white- 
face and none attempting comedy, 
and two women form this musical 
sextet. The woman who does the 
vocal work does not appear until 
near the close of the turn. She's a 
good singer, has a high voice of robust 
proportions but her enunciation was 
not plain. The other woman plays the 
harp, individually, and with the men on 
their brass numbers and in accompani- 
ment with the marimbiphone. One of 
the men plays "Asleep in the Deep" on 
a bass horn of tuba shape that was 
a feature. For the finish there's a 
brass medley with the woman singing 
the choruses of several topical successes 
that wart well received. Mark. 



Harry Pauli and Pauline Heaa. 

Songs. 

12 Mine., One. 

Royal 

On their' opening appearance Harry 
Pauli and Pauline Hess seemed to 
possess enough ability to place a pleas- 
ing little turn over with good effects, 
but as they later go through the rou- 
tine, one becomes astonished at their 
failure to take advantage of the possi- 
bilities. Miss Hess at times appears to 
have a winning personality but during 
the remainder of the turn she carried 
so serious an expression, it ruined the 
first impression. Some of her ward- 
robe is very becoming. Mr. Pauli takes 
most of the responsibility. His solo 
number was the best of the turn. The 
picture "bit" has passed some time ago 
and should be omitted at once, for the 
comedy attempt is poor. After the 
couple decide to rearrange the act, in- 
serting a little more dancing maybe, 
they should be well equipped to play 
the better small time houses. 



"The Fascinating Flirts" (•). 

"Girl Act." 

23 Mine.; Full 8tage (Special Set). 

American Roof. 

It was taking a chance, naming this 
turn that has six chorus girls and two 
male principals (only) "The Fascinat- 
ing Flirts," for at the opening a couple 
of the girls in the line looked aa though 
they were able to take care of them- 
selves at a convention of sailors, but 
afterwards the chorus developed into 
quite a strong portion of the act. Phil 
Adams is featured as the leading com- 
edian, with Happy Jack Walsh the 
other, also mentioned in the billing 
matter. Mr. Adams does a "drunk," 
besides an eccentric dance, and has for 
his best bit, "Fatima Brown." Mr. 
Walsh is a bell hop in the hotel lobby 
setting, doing the usual bellboy busi- 
ness of quickly opening and closing an 
elevator door. Much of the business, 
also the talk (including "gags") in the 
action, are very old, and the one about 
the horse's mouth should be dropped 
out. Some people have peculiar ideas 
how to make people laugh without 
thinking that they nauseate them at the 
same time. It's crude comedy at best, 
and when such old stuff can be revived 
one more could have been thought of. 
The choristers do numbers mostly, in 
groups, with the girls dressed similarly, 
as in the brides and chambermaids, also 
the different girls, this to a very old 
song that starts off with the girl from 
Rector's, then mentions in the next 
line the girl from Martin's (pronounced 
Mar-tin's). The age of the number 
may be calculated by remembering how 
long it is since there was a Martin's 
restaurant in New York. As the act 
gathers speed toward the finish, it av- 
erages up on balance, and through the 
small number of people involved for 
what may have been intended as a 
comedy flash act, will go over the 
small time route for a single trip. At- 
tention has been given to dressing. It 
is along toward the finish that the 
chorus girls commence to make their 
presence important, in work and cos- 
tuming. Sime. 



Seven Colonial Belles, 

Musical 

2C Mins.; Full Stage. 

Buahwick. 

As a refined musical act with all 
js'irls, Dorothy Sherman, who is given 
the credit of staging this turn, has 
framed a winner of the kind that 
proves refreshing to any vaudeville bill. 
Seven young women attired in Colonial 
costumes play upon various musical 
instruments. Classic and syncopated 
numbers are used, also old favorites 
which always prove welcome. Three 
violins and a cello furnish some high 
class music that made a noticeable im- 
pression. Blanche Merrill, a lively vio- 
liniste with luminous optics, seems held 
down to some extent. She could put 
over a big hit as evidenced with the 
last number "Back to Georgia." Gene- 
vieve Davis who does this singing is 
petite, inclined to be plump, and with a 
voice bound to please. A little self- 
consciousness is noticeable at present. 
Miss Sherman at the piano is a finished 
player. Dancing and pantomine add a 
bit of novelty to the music. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate At- 
tractions in New York. 

"Hands Up," 44th Street (June 14). 



James Montgomery and Co. (3). 
'The Doctor's Orders" (Comedy). 
16 Mins., Full Stage. 
Bushwick. 

James Montgomery, the featured 
player in this comedy sketch, wrote it. 
As a comedy it is unfunny with a dis- 
mal finish. The story is of a young man, 
ill for six months and convalescing. 
Strict orders are issued by the doctor 
there shall be no alcoholic beverages 
or cigarettes used by the patient. Doc 
leaves and the sick one sends his valet 
for the very things the physician 
placed a ban upon. He partakes of 
both cigarettes and whiskey most 
freely. A nurse, supposed to be on her 
first case, is greatly alarmed, she hav- 
ing been out of the room when the 
drinking and smoking had started. The 
doctor returns and tells the man he 
will die. After seemingly to faint or 
die (whichever way you wish) the 
patient is seen seated in a chair at the 
finish in just this condition. Mont- 
gomery gets a few laughs at lengthy 
intervals. The other members fill in. 
The nurse is played by an unanimated 
young woman. It was supposed to 
have been her first job as a nurse and 
that may have gone for the stage as 
well. The doctor was played in an im- 
pressive manner. It is a talkative role. 
The butler sufficed. As a comedy 
sketch for the big time it is decidedl/ 
off. 



Nichols and Weston. 
Music, Singing and Talking. 
16 Mins.; One. 
City. 

Nichols and Weston have succeeded 
in securing a routine of talk that will 
carry them over the better grade of 
small time houses, with prospects of 
bigger things, providing the opening, 
and finish, can be touched up. A come- 
ly brunet opens with a medley of clas- 
sic and popular songs on the violin. 
The man follows with a complicated 
song, after which comes good talk and 
jokes, some old, while much seems to 
be original. He delivers the jokes in a 
stuttering sort of way, that's sure-fire 
for the small time. 



Stuart Black and Co. (3). 

"Sandy's Wedding Present" (Comedy). 

14 Mins.; Five (Parlor). 

American Roof. 

Another homely Scotch comedy that 
has a brogue in the delivery of the 
dialog which doesn't burr the words 
into indistinctness. Americans appear 
to take to this sort of Scotch humor. 
While the story of "Sandy's Wedding 
Present" is trivial, it has a laugh for 
the finish and some laughs before that, 
with little particles of sentiment strewn 
across the laughing path. As a three- 
people sketch, for small time only, it 
ought to do. None of the players dis- 
tinguish themselves nor should they 
be expected to do that under the cir- 
cumstances. Sime. 
(Continued on Page 14.) 



SHOW REVIEWS 



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PALACE. 

•■•• »sre JsWa Tanguay attracted a Jammed 
house to the Palaee Monday night, but failed 
to appear. It waa a "Tanguay audience" and 
•ven though there were printed slips In the 
program announcing F»ank Tlnney would sub- 
stitute for the cyclonic comedienne there were 
many present who did not realize until the 
final curtain fell that she was not to appear. 
The substitution of Tlnney for Tanguay was 
made late Monday morning and Tlnney leaped 
Into the breach practically without rehearsal. 
At the Monday night performance ht waa still 
going rather roughly. 

The Palace was Jlmmed to the rear rail 
which waa decorated with a row of standees. 
The show with the exception of Miss Tanguay 
remained intact but the program waa slightly 
rearranged to separate Joe Jackson and Tln- 
ney. The program ran from exactly 8:16 
until 11 o'clock. Following an overture and 
a news weekly Donald Kerr and EfDe Weston 
(New Acts) opened the bill and with their 
routine of stepping got oyer in nice shape. 
Prince Lai Mon Kim held down the second 
spot and saag fire numbers. 

William Morris and Ce. in "Mrs. Temple's 
Telegram" furnished the bill with 27 minutes 
of solid laughter and the audience gave the 
skit a volume of appreciative applause at the 
oloee of the aot which warranted the curtain 
calls. 

Another laughing bit followed the sketch. It 
was the act offered by Foster Ball and Ford 
West The characterization of the old O. A. R. 
veteran brought laugh upon laugh. The third 
laughing hit came in Joe Jackson who was 
placed to close the first part, moved up from 
second after intermission. The pantomlne 
comedlsn had his audience right from the 
start and he kept them laughing to the final 
bow. 

Opening the second part Bonlta and Lew 
Hern scored nicely. Bonlta opens with a 
number which is followed by the advent of 
Hearn. The "Bast River" gag is still with 
us, but following it the comedian puts over a 
comedy number that is a scream. He has an 
off-stage chorus for this that brought a roar 
from the house each time employed. The 
usual finish with the imaginary stuff and a 
number in "one," lands the act as an applause 
closer. 

The Metropolitan Opera Ballet Dtvertlse- 
ment followed the team and seemed to please 
some of those present. It is a very pretty 
ensemble affair with the dances nicely salted 
for vaudeville. Next to closing Tlnney ap- 
peared, lie is wearing his red carriage 
caller's coat from "Watch Your Step" and 
using one or two of the gaga from the 
show, but the majority of his material la 
the same as he had In vaudeville heretofore. 
The result was not what might have been ex- 
pected. There Is no telling what It waa, but 
there was something lacking la his routine on 
Monday night. It might have been well for 
the comedian to have chatted a little regarding 
"Verne" in his vaudeville speech. Vaudeville 
audiences are sware that Tlnney was In a 
production and the Monday night crowd would 
have "gotten" any of the production stuff 
he might have used. 

(Miss) Robbie Oordone in practically a new 
posing act was the closing turn. She Is 
offering nine new pictures, doing them In ex- 
actly eight minutes and doing them well. 

Fred. 

1USMWKX 

The achievement which has been In the mind 
of all of the Brooklyn big time house man- 
agers, to have a show comprised of acta all 
making Brooklyn their home or It having been 
their birthplace, was consummated this week 
by Manager Ben Blatt of the Bushwlck. Just 
how such a bill would frame up was specu- 
lated upon to a large extent, but to any one 
seeing the Bushwlck bill this week there Is 
only one answer, and that Is that It Is a great 
success. Although It Is not headed by a 
"name act," tbe program contains quality from 
start to finish, and for fast running and 
smoothness there have been none at this house 
this season that could surpass it. 

Monday night found the house well filled, 
only the boxes hsvlng a few vacant seats. 
Monday was a decidedly hot day and a misty, 
unpleasant evening followed, still the Bush- 
wlck had big business, which shows that the 
big time can hold up during the summer, for 
this house has opposition on every side, both 
In small time vaudeville end straight pictures. 

It was impossible to pick out the bits of the 
Mondsy night show. Each act on the bill 
shared In the applause snd all worked with a 
vim (with maybe one exception) that was de- 
lightful. A comedy picture started. They 
have discontinued the use of the Chapllns here 
and the present pictures are a decided ad- 
vantage. The Clairmont Brothers (New Acts) 
started the flesh and blood division. The two 
men showed such splrltedness In their work 
that they Jumped Into Immediate favor and 
succeeded In gaining a goodly amount of 
applause. Old songs snd new were sung 
by the Old Homestead Double Quartette. The 
singing of these men sounds much better 
without the orchestra, especially with some 
numbers. There Is so much volume the or- 
chestra Is not needed. "Dublin Bay" figured 
conspicuously In tbe routine. James Mont- 
gomery and Co. (New Acts), the most dismal 
set of the evening, however, provoked a 
little merriment now and then, but whatever 
this turn lacked was mado up for by Ryan 
and Tlerney, who replaced Vsn snd 8chenck. 
The audience was loath to see the two boys do- 
part. The latter sang and sang and then every- 
one wanted some more. For up-to-datedness 
Ryan and Tlerney will take some beating. 
Two of their Intent numbers are "Can't Get a 
Olrl In the Summer" and "Wore With ▼vu 
Mr. Wilson," the latter used for rlosi"*. and 
It took the house by storm T*- Colonial 
Belles (New Acts), with class ."«nty, closed 
the first half. 

Lydia Barry opened interniP 8 **" with ner 



usual Barry songs, although she did not sing 
"Barry" Monday night, evidently feeling that 
three were enough. The piano player, al- 
though used for a laugh or two, should primp 
up on his appearance. Cotton box and pumps 
don't go together, and that tuxedo coatl A 
dramatic offering that held the house waa 
"War Babies" (New Acts). 

More life and ginger were added by Gladys 
Clark and Henry Bergman In their ever useful 
"A Baseball Flirtation," revived, so the pro- 
gram says, for this week only. It can be re- 
vived forever. New songs together with the 
dialog helped a lot. "Don't Blame Me For 
What Happened In the Moonlight" was daintily 
used by Miss Clark, and comedy returns greet- 
ed "Throwing Bull Around" by Mr. Bergman. 
As this Is the home section of the couple a 
speech waa necessary at the finish In whlcn 
Henry told the audience that he was getting 
fat through eating home this week. The Three 
Ankers closed. The herculean young woman 
with the form of a Venus brought gasps from 
the audience. 

A worth while show from start to finish is 
the All-Brooklyn Bill. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

The Ford car Joke waa the headllner at the 
Fifth Avenue Monday night. Although the 
Ford works cut a "melon" the other day and 
scattered dividends right and left. It now ap- 
pears that the share for the vaudeville folks 
was the Ford c. J. No pop-house act Is com- 
plete nowadays unless It includea some allu- 
sion to a Ford, and the old boy haa also gotten 
a good run In the bigger houses and In the 
tabs aeen hereabouts. It haa even grown to 
the point where a Ford Joke Book nae been 
published. 

The show gave bully satisfaction, excepting 
the Forda of course. The bill ran strongly to 
women, but there waa enough diversity and 
versatility among them to keep the bill above 
par. 

If the house continues to dish up shows like 
the first half at the prices now In vogue at 
this Proctor theatre business during the sum- 
mer should continue right along In Its present 
channels. 

A Ham comedy was the first of the farcical 
films to show, and while It caused considerable 
laughter, It waan't a circumstance to the flood 
of howls and roars that greeted the Chaplin 
two-part, "The Property Man." Tnle Is a 
Keystone reissue, but has a lot of funny stage 
business that la more amusing than the aver- 
age run of Chapllns. Tbe water deluge at the 
finish brought the usual hearty laughs. 

Queenle Dunedln sang, danced, walked the 
tight wire, sprang some lusty chestnuts, anu 
then cycled her way Into big favor. Mlas 
Dunedln worked hard to please and tbe re- 
sults were certain. 8uzanne Rocamora Intro- 
duced herself via the m. p. camera and eang 
several numbers entertainingly. A surprise 
was the applause bestowed upon the young 
men at tbe piano for hla solo. 

There are some snappy lines to the Jane 
Connolly sketch and merry repartee thai 
amused, vet this skit stays on too long. It's 
light and airy, to be sure, yet a prunlng- 
knlfe could be most advantageously used. On. 
yes, this turn got the most laughs on Its Ford 
Joke when one of the men remarked that "it" 
(meaning the Ford) "haa made walking a 
pleasure. After the Chaplin comedy Mabel 
Burke sang the 111 song. "We'll Have a Jubi- 
lee in My Old Kentucky Home," and the pic- 
tures ran a close second to the hit the song 
made. Encores were In demand. The scenes 
of the picks, the pigs and the setting hen were 
very realistic. 

A splendid Impression was made by Kolb 
and Harland with their singing and dancing 
turn. This pair works harmoniously together, 
and each dance Is characterlstlcslly done In 
costume to match the period or style of the 
number. The offering was a decided hit at the 
Firth Avenue. Following the Tom Brown 
Sextette (New Acts). Lillian 8baw appeared 
and cleaned up. As the waitress In the ex- 
aggerated attire she devoted some minutes to 
grimaces, gestures and remarks that found 
response. Miss Shaw's voice li showing the 
wear and tear of stage service, afid she Is de- 
voting more attention to the monologlstlc style 
of rendering a number. 

The closing turn waa the Frank L. Gregory 
troupe 'of hoop tossers and rollers which 
pleased. The young men and two women 
watch Oregory too closely and appear to he 
taking tbe work too seriously. A little more 
speed during the earlier hslf of the tarn 
would help. Gregory has put some new angles 
to hoop rolling to good use. A weekly was 
shown for the "Good Night" exit. Mark. 



HARLEM OPERA HOUSE. 

The real headllner of the bill presented at 
the Harlem opera house Tuesday nlgbt was 
Harry Swift's Fox Trot Contest for two silver 
loving cups. Each member of the winning 
team gets a cup up there. Nine couples en- 
tered and It took exactly 20 minutes to try 
all of them out. The winners were awarded 
the decision Judged by applause from the 
audience, much after the fashion of the award- 
ing of the prizes on the old amateur nights. 
One thing about the dance contest Is that It 
had the opera house peeked to the doors 
with standees as early an 8.15, when the open- 
ing act was on. 

The show played well enough and was par- 
ticularly strong jo comedy, which Is what 
the audience it this bowse wants. 

Tbr Thi >•« Rosaries, on the wire, opened 

the b*'\ Two girls work to advantage snd 

man holds up his end with some reslly 

I uit balancing. There Is a little comedy 

work with the aid of a stage hand that gets 

Vstrr and Reamon opened with song 

and followed with patter. The comedian has 

a llttl of Cliff Gordon In his mannerisms. 

The tin got over on the comedy. 

Dsve Acstln and Co. In "His Wedding 
Mornln*' "-ere a laughing surrrRs following 



the team. The aet Is built Just along the 
right lines for small time. A Keystone relaaue 
of a Chaplin comedy filled In the next spot 
of the bill, after which the dancing contest 
waa held. Following the contest Sol. J. 
Levoy sang "Jane" to motion II lustrations. 

"The Earl and the Glrla." a girl act with 
four principals and a chorus of six girls, 
seemed to strike the fancy of the small time 
audience In the spot following the song. The 
act haa a lot of singing, dancing and some 
"Jas" oomedy. The two men become rather 
tiresome after a bit Thla la especially true 
of the comedian playing the freah bell-hop.* 
He repeats his business continually. He haa 
a whistle and usee It continually, both In 
songs and for corned/ purposes. Tbe girls In 
the chorus make four changes, displaying 
some very pretty coetumea. The little eoubret 
Is by far the beat In the act It la a turn de- 
signed entirely for small time. 

The Colonial Quartet, two men and two 
women, In a repertoire of songs, classical and 
popular, pleased the audience Immeasurably. 
It Is an offering of class. The Dohertys were 
down next to closing and one of the big hits. 
Kerslake's Pigs In the closing spot were a 
laugh. The helter-skelter slide that the ani- 
mals do at the cloae went over big. A serial 
finished the show with the audlenoe walking 
out on It. 



ROYAL 

The show at the Royal the first half start- 
ed off well but ended badly. A special weekly 
Gift Night haa been Installed and aa It Is a 
permanent feature. It might be good policy 
for Manager Bgan to give the free stuff 
away after the show has been completed. It 
will no doubt prove a drawing card, hut 
should be arranged to not interfere with the 
bill. 

Around 8 o'clock a steady stream of patrons 
were coming from every direction. They had 
them formed In line half block away from 
the lobby, besides those clamoring around In- 
side for tickets. Long before the night show 
started they were standing easily five deep on 
the lower floor and first baloony. It waa 
the night before Borough Day In the Bronx. 
Aa schools and business were to he closed 
Wednesday In honor of the special day, chil- 
dren and young folks were numerous through- 
out tbe house. 

After Blllle Reeves amused them with hla 
funny tactics In a new Lubln comedy. "The 
New Butler." and a Hearet-Sellg Weekly had 
passed, Welmers and Burke started fast with 
neat stepping. This ooople do not seem to be 
working together very well, but should form 
a pleasing small time turn. Too much time 
Is lost between changes at present and when 
this Is perfected It should help. Harry Mines 
and Co., with Harry Hlnes really doing a 
single, sang Into Immediate favor. Hlnes' 
Charley Chaplin imitation is cleverly done. 
Although his stay waa rather long they did 
not tire of him and forced him to another song, 
which he obliged with "We're With You, Mr. 
Wilson," to a bigger hit than anything he 
had done before. 

Freeman, Benton and Co. secured enough 
laughs to fill a couple of barrels. The sketch 
appeare to have outlived Ita usefulness on 
the better circuits, but should encounter little 
trouble going the rounds of the better email 
time houses. 

The free gifts broke the bill here and com- 
pletely killed the last half of tbe ehow, ex- 
cepting the "War Bride's" sketch, which waa 
greatly appreciated. Tbe audience did not 
get warmed up to the sketch until the ap- 
pearance of OUda Varea! aa "Joan" after 10 
mluntea of uninteresting talk had paesed. 
Miss Varels really deserves all the credit for 
the sketch receiving such strong sgplsuse. 
The remainder of the cast does not seem to 
hsve been carefully selected. 

Harry Richards and Rosle Kyle with their 
breesy little dialog scored a laughing hit. 
Miss Kyle looked neat In a light summer dress 
and her "feeding" waa fine for the light com- 
edy Mr. Richards gets over. A song with 
quite a few oomedy lines for a finish psssed 
them off to one of the hits of the evening. 
Ssnsone snd Delilah closed to light returns. 
More speed between the different balances 
would help. Harry Paull and Pauline Hees 
(New Acts) opening the second half, passed 
off quietly. 

CITY. 

Someone had the right Idea at the City 
Monday night, by opening the doors so It 
might cool the large audience. An attractively 
well arranged bill, end all present showed 
their sppreclstlon by heartily applauding esch 
and every act. whether deserving or not. This 
seems to be tbe only house on 14th street get- 
ting a Monday night crowd. 

Murphy and Foley, In brown face, started 
the show with dsnclng, snd gave It a good 
start. The boys are eportlng a couple of 
white duck suits for the summer, which 
does themselves Justice If not their act. Cecil 
Dunham was next with songs. Cecil found 
fsvor with her voice after her first number 
"Wrap Me in a Bundle." She ssng four songs, 
all to good results, and got herself In the hit 
column though on "No. 2." 

Jerome and Carson, doing acrobat Ira mostly, 
were third, snd kept up the speed. The man 
does sny number of good tricks In this line, 
and rsnks with the beat of his competitors. 

Joe Lsnlgsn. with talk, got laughs upon hla 
sppesrsnee snd figure. Joe's talk was s bit 
over the heads of many present, but they 
grasped most of It. Hla opening number la 
not of the best, while the one he haa next to 
closing would be more appropriate. Hla closing 
number haa a number of catchy lines and Is a 
big help. 

"School Daya" following, furnished moat of 
the noise of the evening hy the constant slap- 
stick comedy methods. The act baa not va- 
ried, and moat of th« nnmNT*. 1okee and tslk, 



are still retained, with the exception ef a 
number about a dog, sung by one of the girls. 
The old bassball song still rsmalns ths act-* 
big chance. 

A serial a week behind ths regular releasee 
came In at this Juncture, snd left a bad spot 
for Hyman Adler and Co. in bis comedy sketch 
"Solomon's Bargain." The stillness was 
brushed off quickly after Hyman got down to 
business, and after tbe finish he pulled down 
one of the hits of tbe show. Hyman Is a big 
favorite with the Fourteenth Streeters, and al- 
though he played another house there only 
two weeks ago, directly opposite. 

Nichols and Weston (New Act), next to 
closing, held down the spot, and did much 
comedy, burlesquing the violin In Adler's set. 

The Hartshlml Troupe. Japanese acrobats, 
concluded tbe vaudeville portion, and scored. 
This troupe Is showing nothing out of tbe or- 
dinary not employed by others in their line. 
The boys at tlms display some wonderful 
pedal Juggling. A feature picture closed. 

HAMILTON. 

The dope was all wrong around the Hamil- 
ton the first half of the week. When an In- 
ferior bill is arranged tbe house Is generally 
packed to ths back doors, but nothing like 
that was noticeable Monday night with a good 
small time show. The bill did not run any too 
well, for in spots It seemed to drsg and not 
on any one's account. Loney Haskell, seated 
In a lower box, must have enjoyed himself, for 
the way he laughed reminded one of his good 
old days sround tbe old Victoria. But his 
wife had something better In store for him. 
During the closing turn (The Vsldos) a bunch 
of flowers waa offered to the woman who still 
loves her busbsnd. Up sprang Mrs. Haskell 
snd all Loney could do was to sit there with a 
smile that completely covered his winning per- 
sonality. After that Loney thought he had 
enough, so he made bis sxlt Just before the 
feature was shown. 

Bromley snd Meredith started fast with 
their clever dancing. The girls display a neat 
little wardrobe and also quits some ginger. 
The house was rather empty during their 
turn. Quigg Nlckerson snd Tenny, with 
their different musical bits, gained laughs 
throughout. June Mills snd her eccentric 
style, sided by the rather large proportion of 
ground that her body covers, scored the first 
hit of the evening. Around the small circuits 
she will find no trouble setting laughs with 
her style of comedy. "Dublin Bay" was wol! 
sung by her and received moot generously. A 
serial split ths bill. . M M 

Fletcher, Ayres and Co., In Wlllard Mack's 
sketch "Be Game,'' did not arouse much, due 
to their own Inability to get the sketch over 
with ths right effect. Although the playlet 
could fit on the big time It will never get 
there again with the present cast. Isabella 
Fletcher as the mother, carrying the heaviest 
role, Is not big enough for It. In fact, all 
four players are not worthy of the sketch, 
which msy In time "make" them. 

Frank Morrell, with his breesy manner and 
sweet tenor voice, waa the real hit of the bill. 
Closing with "Jane." tbe audience clamored 
for more, but Mr. Morrell had already over- 
stayed his time and had to depart without 
answering the call. The Valdos, Illusionists, 
closed. The announcer takes most of the at 
tentlon away from bis partner with his con- 
tinual chatter. Tbe act would have made a 
better Impression but for a poor finish, not 
liked by the women. The dancing contest 
followed and showed how the erase Is begin- 
ning to slide. Two couples, and pretty poor 
ones, held the stage. "Her Own Way/' a 
five-reel Metro featuring Florence Reed, closed 
the show. 

REGENT. 

The show at Moss' Regent, 7th avenue and 
110th street, was exceptionally light, none of 
the acts turning loose any floodgates of ap- 
plause or laughter the first half, when the 
pictures got ths lion's share of attention. 

DeOorma and dog opened quietly with 
Louise Mayo In songs next Miss Mayo 
pleased, her closing number with the "plant" 
Joining in from an upper box on "Jene" 
brought several encores. Mason and Green 
did fairly well. 

A sketch. "Tricked." with enough talk to 
supply a lecture bureau, dragged along, with 
a preceding picture giving It severe opposition 
in the way of holding an audience tense and 
thrilled. It's a story of three crooks, one a 
woman, and It's so Impossibly constructed one 
passes lightly over Ita incongruities, Incon- 
sistent climaxes and Its tatky talk. The 
speech of the woman when ehe said she was 
bought and paid for and all that sort of rot 
didn't appeal to anyone, and the man to whom 
It wan directed looked as bored aa tbe audi- 
ence. Billy K. Wells, doing a part of Cliff 
Gordon's set, closed strong. 

Tbe Gene Muller Trio gave the vaudeville 
section Its first real start in the closing spot, 
these boys speeding up the show and closing 
to good returns. The festure film followed. 

Buslneee wss fairly good Tuesdsy night. 

Mark. 



HALSEY. 

The Halsey. Brooklyn, Is one of the largest 
theatres In that borough and since Its erection 
a few years ago, has been playing pop vau- 
deville. At present It l« trying out a tabloid 
policy In connection with four acts, a serial 
pictures and an added effraction. The houee 
seems to be doing a fair business for this 
time of the yesr. 

Ths bill for the first half of the present 
week started with the Musical Hoi lenders 
(New Acta), who found the audience quite 
ready to applaud. Wilbur Held talked sad 
ssng. He will do for an early spot. A crook 
sketch was presented by Emma Montrose and 
Co. It Is fsr fetched snd wbst srtlng there 
waa to it passed along satisfactorily. 
( Continued on Page 14.) 



14 



SHOW REVIEWS 



A two- reel serial entered here and was far 
from interesting to many present. As the 
added attraction a mixed two-act appeared 
uucarded. It was one of th»- beat tblngs 
Tuetiday evening. If a tryout it outdistanced 
some of the other acta on tue bill. The 
young woman possesses a rath«r pleasing 
voice and wears clothev. The Aerial Lloyds 
worked fast on the trapese and were followed 
by Pat White and his Colleens in the musical 
tabloid, Casey at t>*» Club." 

FIFTH AVENUE^ BROOKLYN. 

The Fifth Avenuo la booked by the Family 
Department of the United, playing at present 
the new policy as recently adopted by the 
Union Square. Three acts, picture* and a 
tabloid that runs about an hour make up the 
dhow. 

Tho Fifth Avenue Is a neighborhood house, 
an. I if Tuesday night's crowd Is a criterion 
it i; lay be easily seen plenty of comedy is 
m -s l%J. 

ji> prices range from 10 to 'St, which Is 
rtu tfrable enough for the show it is giving 
Tha house has a four-piece orchestra, piano, 
violin, cornet and drums. 

The Spanish (Toldlnis opened, after a couple 
of old releases from the dally program, and 
did fairly well, considering the bouse was 
about half filled. The whirlwind finish by the 
little girl on top of a pole brought a sudden 
burst of applause, and left them In good 
humor for the next act. 

May Melville was next with songs, but did 
not ttnd favor until the complication of old 
Bongs closing started them laughing. 

A Song Contest was next, but the audience 
nhowed no desire to sing, probably because 
the numbers flashed upon the screen might 
have been a little too late for them. The 
management might secure a few older songs 
from the publisher. A reissue of Chaplin 
followed, and got laughs. In this picture 
Charley played without the aid of his derby 
hat, and used a high one Instead. 

Tom Rutherford and Co. in a comedy sketch 
on Just before the tab, scored. The woman 
playing the wife was excellent, while the man 
Is equally effective as her husband. The girl 
playing the strike-breaker at time overacts. 

"Joe Wood's Junior Review of 11)15" furnish- 
ed the tab part of the performance. The re- 
view runs a little too long at present, and 
might be cut down about 1."» minutes. 

pat whiteTnd colleens. 

This 05-mlnute tabloid launched by Pat 
White 1b little more than one of the acta of 
bis former burlesque show. The company 
consists of four male principals, a chorus of 
eight girls, and Anna Grant, the soubret. One 
of the choristers leads a number and has a 
few lines at different Intervals. The men are 
headed by White with hit usual Irish char- 
acter, with one man straight, another a souse, 
and the fourth doubling as a western bad- 
man and an Italian. Miss Grant is the hard- 
est worker. She leads nearly all numbers 
and makes a change for each, her costuming 
running ahead of most soubrettes in tabs. 
The name of the piece is "Casey at the Club," 
with the setting representing the Interior of 
a country club. There is plenty of the rough 
and tumble type of comedy. For only a tab- 
loid this act has three "table scenes, one of 
which has two tables. Much of the rough 
comedy comes In at these Instances. White 
with his usual ice cracking business succeeds 
In securing a number of laughs. Some of the 
"gags" are decidedly old, as the "Widow" and 
"Stock Yards" jokes. Plenty of songs through- 
out which Is advantageous In these acts as 
a quantity of dialog will drag. The singing of 
the girls is of the usual grade with no special 
class In any department. The opening chorus 
Is decidedly poo* and very lengthy. Pat 
White has a couple of Irish numbers for him- 
self, Including a comic number that Is rather 
amusing. The dressing of the chorus Is not 
startling and most of the costumes look as If 
they had seen service in other productions. 
About five changes are made with the first a 
black and white flimsy affair being worn too 
long. The trouble with the Pat White tab- 
loid Is that It is Just plain, ordinary burlesque 
without any doubt. White Is a recognized 
burlesque comedian and In that Is at his best 
If surrounded by a company that did not look 
ho burleisquy he might be well received In 
vaudeville houses whirr* tabs btp now play- 
ing. Too much old material without a novel 
Idea also hampers the tab. It lacks class for 
any vaudeville theatre. The burlesque boxing 
exhibition brings It to a laughing finish. The 
Malsey. Rrooklyn, where the tab Is this week, 
has a clientele Inclined to like burlesque, 
but, even so, mnny walked out before this 
was over. 

THE BEAUTY SPOT. 

The tabloid Invasion experienced a substan- 
tial wallop this week with the arrival of Nat 
Jerornos newly constructed two-part musical 

tab, * Tho Deautjr Spot." at the Union Square, 
the wallop being so apparent, a short prelimi- 
nary dlBcourso on the posslbllltlpn of tho per- 
manent establishment of the "tab" brand of 
entertainment In the east is seemingly highly 
apropos. The producer who figures his tabloid 
can be adapted from some shop-worn bur- 
lesque book Is wrong, particularly In tho east 
where the averago "tab" patron has followed 
the burlesque shows. The ehap who goes 
prospecting with a series of Inconsistent bits 

nterrupted by the usual numbers, Is hIso aim- 
ing at the moon, for the "tab" must rarry all 
the essentials of a good burlesque show par- 
tlculnrly Insofar ns tho book Is concerned 
Those producers who Imagine tho "tab" gamo 
is merely a vacation period after the finale 
of the regular burlesque soason should look 
around, take a mental survey of, the "tab" 
possibilities, and either do It right or take 
the stereotyped "run-out powder." The Idea 



that a tabloid is nothing but a hastily con- 
structed "turkey " burlesque show Is also all 
wrong, in the middle-west the managers pay- 
ing salaries and railroad fares very oiten ex- 
ceed in ugures the weekly receipts of a good 
burlesque show, so It behooves the "tab " pro- 
ducers to get the proper angle and then do it 
right. Nat Jerome, in the production of "The 
beauty Spot," has evidently been working un- 
ucr a wrong idea. Jerome is a clever comic, 
carries a good list of past experiences and 
suould quality as a producer, nut his lnltla. 
tub ' euort leaves much to the imagination sb 
to his ability, at least to those wno are not 
acquainted with Jerome's work. His show is 
given in two parts, both played in one scene, 
a rather cheap- looking exterior, while he is 
Hupported by a quintet of decidedly weak prin- 
cipals and a chorus of ten. The equipment 
looks like the expenditure of a shoe-string" 
bank roll and doesn't even show half good 
sense in selection for the amount expended. 
The uhow is Jerky throughout and continually 
rambles from one subject to another, while 
the musical department consists of a collection 
ot time work melodies (mostly from one house) 
thai have long since outlived their usefulness. 
Jerome Is principal comedian, and to his credit 
it must be said he worked hard from curtain 
u. cuitain, and what laughs were corralled 
were solely as a reward to bis efforts. Oppo- 
site to Jerome was Steve Paul in an Irish role. 
Paul s character was reminiscent of ancient 
uays, although he could probably do better 
wiili proper material. Joe Ward, playing the 
"straight" role, stood out conspicuously for 
good behavior, excellent appearance and a 
splendid enunciation, in tue female contin- 
gent were Dorothy liarnes, Norma Brown and 
Margie Norworth. The chorus looked fair, but 
its vocal deportment went "democratic" after 
the nrst number. No attempt at originality 
has been made in the staging of either bits 
or numbers, Jerome holding up the aggrega 
tiou solely through his ability and experience. 
A couple of modern dancers interrupted the 
monotony of the nrst act with a series of con- 
ventional steps, and In the second section an 
Oriental number handled by Jerome threatened 
to help proceedings, but one encore sufficed 
and the possibility slmmereu out. The show 
is in Its second week and might hold up with 
the usual amount of work, but tne present boon 
looks all wrong. Wynn. 

NEW ACTS. 

(Continued from Page 12.) 

Maidie De Long. 

"The Baseball Bug ' (Songs). 

17 Mine.; One. 

American Roof. 

In a single act Maidie De Long gets 
away from all of the others through 
her characterizations, that of a country 
girl, a baseball fan in boy's uniform, 
and a Swedish girl. Miss De Long's 
baseball bit is worth watching and lis- 
tening to. It's the second number. 
Following is the Swedish bit, protract- 
ed beyond proper limit, and the girl is 
shy another number she should have 
about here to fill out the turn. Maidie 
is "stalling" now, during the Swedish 
song and talk, and after it. Personality 
is abundantly noticeable around this 
young woman. She has an easy way 
of working, getting her talk over also, 
and seems capable of handling a better 
all-around turn than she now owns. 
Among the "imitations" was one of 
Chaplin. Miss De Long was next to 
closing on the American Roof program 
Monday night. She was the third of 
nine acts to give a Chaplin impersona- 
tion. The audience liked Miss De 
Long to a marked degree and told her 
so in applause. Sime. 



Falke and Adams. 

Singing and Dancing. 

14 Mini.; One. 

23rd Street 

The first thing needed by Falke and 
Adams *is new songs. Those now em- 
ployed, with one exception are grow- 
ing old. The couple dress attractively, 
and have enough dancing ability to 
carry them over in the smaller houses. 
An eccentric dance by the man is the 
best the act offers. The woman has a 
fair voice and a number of atttractive 
gowns. Opening the show at the 23rd 
Street they did fairly well. 



Philippi Quartet 

Musical. 

12 Mins.; Full Stage (Parlor). 

American Roof. 

This mixed musical quartet has three 
instrumentalists and one vocalist The 
latter sings two selections, and the trio 
plays two numbers, besides the singer's 
accompaniments, which isn't so bad 
since it only requires 12 minutes for the 
act. As everything is "straight," in song 
and music, the shorter the better. The 
musicians are a cellist, violinist and a 
pianist. The singer is a soprano, a 
rather good-looking girl, who had Tol- 
soi's "Good-Bye" to finish with. It was 
somewhat odd to hear a musical turn 
conclude with a solo, and the last line 
is "Good-Bye, Forever." Let lis hope 
not, as the audience appeared to like 
the act which is quite classy for the 
small time — and it can't be so very ex- 
pensive, or the soloist would have 
changed her gown between numbers 
when she was off the stage, leaving 
after her first song, for no apparent 
reason unless it was doubtful what ap- 
plause was to follow, and the singer 
didn't wish to remain, in embarrass- 
ment. She's quite a good singer with 
some good looks, and bare shoulders. 
The others are instrumentalists, a 
phrase very popular in the middle-west 
on middle-western vaudeville programs. 
It's like billing an animal act as a 
novelty. Sime. 



Clairemont Brothers (2). 

Pevolving Ladder. 

6 Mine.; Full Stage (Curtains). 

Lushwick. 

For a fast running snappy opening 
o f a novel kind, the Clairemont Broth- 
ers will do. The two men are on a 
revolving ladder, with the finale having 
the couple revolving around, standing 
straight up with their feet fastened 
to the end of the ladder. One of the 
boys works in comedy makeup with his 
partner straight. Plenty of life in these 
men whose work is of a high standard. 



Musical Hollenders (2). 
10 Mins., Full Stage. 
Halsey, Brooklyn. 

A man and woman with some musical 
props and various string instruments 
played in a novel way, have framed 
but an ordinary small time musical 
turn. The mechanical arrangement by 
which a bass viol and a flat-back man- 
dolin are played by working pedals with 
the feet is novel. The two playing up- 
on one instrument brings the act to a 
close. A Dutch setting and costumes 
are used. 



De Veaux and West. 

Comedy Sketch. 

14 Mins.; Full Stage. 

The credit goes to the female mem- 
ber of De Veaux and West. From the 
rise to the fall of the curtain she talks, 
with the man tryintr to slip in a word, 
only to be stopped by his flustered 
wife, who is peeved because he re- 
mained out late. Tnev are reconciled 
when the man produces a t . -cscnt for 
his wife, it bein t her birthday." De 
Veaux and West are going to lind it 
hard going in some houses, while in 
others they should win all honors, if 
placed right. 



OBITUARY. 

John C. Rice, of the vaudeville team 
of Rice and Cohen, one of the best- 
known comedians of his type on the 
stage, died suddenly the afternoon of 
June 5 in the Hotel Majestic, Philadel- 
phia, where he and Mrs. Rice (Sally 
Cohen) had been stopping since Rice's 
arrival there to start picture work for 
Lubin. 

Rice had been in vaudeville for twen- 
ty years and he and Miss Cohen had 
presented numerous comedy skits from 
season to season. Rice was engaged 
recently to assist in the making of a 
feature Lubin film in which Marie 
Dressier was to be starred. 

Rice's illness seized him first at home 
a' Mount Vernon, N. Y., last Tuesday 
week, with a severe chill, but the come- 
dian went to Philadelphia, where he 
developed neuraemia. This, combined 
with Bright's disease, was the imme- 
diate cause of his death. A widow and 
daughter survive him. 

At one time Rice was associated with 
William (Old Hoss) Hoey and later 
with George W. Monroe in farce com- 
edy. When the partnership with Miss 
Cohen was formed and they went into 
vaudeville they were among the first 
It gits to enter vaudeville. 



Philip Kelly, charter member of the 
New York Local No. 1, Theatrical 
Protective Union, and who had been 
acting as its business agent up to the 
time of becoming too ill to attend to 
the office, died last Saturday at his 
home, 382 East 87th street, New York. 
Kelly, aged 74 years, was a former del- 
egate to the International Alliance of 
Theatrical Stage Employees of the U. 
S. and Canada, and was one of the 
most aggressive men in the New York 
branch. His death was caused by a 
complication of diseases. A daughter 
survives. 




Jack McGreevy, of Mr. and Mrs. Jack 
McGreevy's, died May 27 at his home 
in Beaumont, Tex. McGreevy had been 
ailing for several years, but stubbornly 
i: ught off his illness until his strength 
was sapped and he was forced to give 
up. He was one of the most prominent 
men in vaudeville and brought to the 
stage a character that will serve as a 
lasting monument to his memory. He 
i* survived by a wife, with whom he 
worked in vaudeville. The funeral serv- 
ices were held by the Beaumont lodge 
of Elks. 



San Francisco, June 9. 
Ernest M. Pursel, of Portland Ore., 
attached to the Selig-Robinson Animal 
Show on the Exposition's "Zone," was 
killed June 2 while riding in "The 
Rowls of Joy." This is the second 
death registered against the riding de- 
vice since the fair opened, and result- 
ed in Mving the Exposition officials 
close it. 



VARIETY 



15 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (June 14) 

In Vaudeville Tkeatres, Playing Thraa or Lata Skows Daily 

(All houses open (or the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "Loew" following name are on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit-"U. B. O.," United Booking Omces-"W. V. M. A./' Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "P," Pantages Circuit—"" " ...... - 

A.-"M," James C. Matthews (Chicago). 



snoBBM 



—"Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. M. 



New York 

PALACB (orph) 
Franklin 4 Green 
Wilton Lackaye Co 
Florence Rockwell Co 
Ernest Ball 
Melville * Hlgglns 
Lyons 4 Tosco 
Hussey 4 Boyle 
Kervllle Family 
(One to fill) 

5TH AVE (ubo) 

2d half June lu-13 
(All-IHeh BUI) 
Emmett ft Emmett 
Jordan ft Doherty 
Mr ft Mrs M Murphy 
Frank Mullane 
Clare ft Shrek Girls 
Donovan ft Lee 
Ahearn Troupe 

1st Half June 14-16 
Weaton ft Young 
A ft E Stanton 
Capt Kidder 

aronees Bylvaln 
harry Girard Co 
(Two to ii.-i 
HARLEM O H (ubo) 

2d half June 10-13 
Kuy Herndon 
Lorrens ft Fox 
Capt Kidder 
Cummlngs ft Gladys- 

lnga 
Andy Lewis Co 
Willie Weaton 
Calif Orange Packers 

1st half June 14-16 
Dunn A Stephens 
H ft A Seymour 
H Rempel Co 
Kolb ft Harland 
Harry Fern Co 
Harry Hlnes Co 
(One to nil) 

ROYAL (ubo) 

2d half June 10-13 
DeDio'a Circus 
S ft H Everett 
D Austin Co 
Kolb ft Harlow 
White Hussars 
Smith Cook ft B 
Hubert Dyer Co 

1st half June 1416 
Klrchner ft Cully 
F X Conlan Cc 
Cummlngs ft Oiady- 

lDgB 

Lou Anger 
(3 to fill) 

PROCTOR'S 58TH 
E ft E Adair 
Wilson ft Wilson 
May Walsh 
Tom Davles Co 
American Comedy 4 
Mallla Bart Co 
2d half 
Mendelsohn 4 
Four Slickers 
Texlco 
(Three to fill) 

AMERICAN (loew) 
LaBarbe ft Donalre 
Blanche Leslie 
Chas Del and Co 
Hartley ft Pecan 
Oliver A Opp 
Melnotte Twins 
3 Mori Bros 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Roy ft Arthur 
Stepp A Martin 
"Stick-up Man" 
Arno A Stlckney 
Honey Girls 
Ed Zoeller Trio 
(Two to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
L ft E Drew 
Rucker A Winifred 
Frank Stafford Co 
Joe Whitehead 
Frevoll 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Crawford A Broderick 
3 Keltons 
Burke A Burke 
Bell Boy Trio 
Aerial LaValls 
(One to fill) 

GREELEY (loew) 
Lora Payne 
Cohan A Young 
Owen McGlvcncy 
Crawford A Broderick 
Ed Zoeller 3 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Eddie A Ramsden 
Grace DeWlnters 
Deland-Carr Co 
Rucker A Winifred 
Bogannl Troupe 
(One to fill) 

7TH AVE (loew) 
Marshal A Cumby 
Honey Girls 
Bessie LcCount 
Les Cassados 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Bryan Sumner Co 



Corcoran ft Dingle 
Recklelss Trio 
(Three to fill) 

BOULEVARD (loew) 
3 Keltons 
Annie Kent 
"Within the Lines" 
Mack Albright ft M 
Chas Ledegar 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Jos Dealy ft Sis 
Col jack George 
Walton ft Boardman 
Frank Stafford Co 
Richard MUloy Co 
3 Mori Bros 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Ed Clark ft Rose 
Jas MacCurdy Co 
Corcoran ft Dingle 
Aerial LaValls 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Glenn Ellison 
Honeyboy Minstrels 
Bessie LeCount 
Sprmgue 4 McNeese 
(Two to nil} 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Roy 4 Arthur 
Patrloola 4 Meyers 
Jas Grady Co 
Morris 4 Allen 
Stewart 4 Dakln 

(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Niblo 4 Nugent 
John LaVler 
Smith 4 Fanner 
Moore 4 Elliott 
Oscar Lorraine 
Wo. -as 4 Girlie 

(One to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Arno 4 Stlckney 
The Vernons 
Walton 4 Boardman 
•Fired from Yale" 
Nell McKlnley 
Recklelss Trio 

(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Whiteside 4 Picks 
Hartley 4 Pecan 
"Within the Lines" 
Pealson 4 Goldle 
Josephine Davis 
Blanche Sloane 

(Two to fill) 

Coney Isiaad 
BRIOHTON (ubo) 

LeHoen ft Dupreece 

McCloud 4 Carp 

Russell ft Calhoun 

Toney ft Norman 

Joe Jackson 

Bond A Casson 

Conroy 4 Le Malre 

F A A Astalre 

Walter C Kelly 

Grace La Rue 

Rooney A Bent 

Mang A Snyder 

Kockaway Bch, L.I. 

MORRISON'S (ubo) 
June 11-12 only 

Wilton Lackaye Co 

Chip A Marble 

Rooney A Bent 

Weston A Leon 

Athletic Girls 

Hradley A Norrls 

(One to fill) 

Brooklym 
HUSHWICK (ubo) 

The LeOrohs 

Valentine A Bell 

Augusta Close 

Wlllard 

Douglas Fairbanks Co 

Nat Nazarro Co 

( Three to fill) 
PROSPECT (ubo) 

Moore Llttlefleld Co 

Valerie Bergere Co 

Nellie Nichols 

Word A Fitzgerald 

Piplfax A Panlo 

Krrr A Weston 

Mary Dorr 

Flronte A Aldwell 

Cycling Brunettes 

GREENPOINT (ubo) 
I'd half June 10-13 

n & L Walton 

Son m on A Foster 

McCormack A Wallace 

Llghtner A Jordan 

"War Brides" 
1st half June 14-16 

Fontalno ft Fletcher 

Hughle Mack A H 

Maud Hall Macy Co 

Attcll & Phillips 

Those 3 Oirls 

HALSBY (ubo 

The DpVoIh 

Dolly Morrlsey 

MIIp Stevens Co 

.lonnny O'Connor Co 

Kvana & Arden 

"Midnight Cabaret" 
2d half 

Norma Telma Co 

Falkp A Adams 

"Claim Agent" 

Marton At Howee 
.-. Mnlght Cabaret" 



6TH AVE (ubo) 
Lynch A Zeller 
Bennington Sisters 
Guy Bartlett 
Pat White 

2d half 
Gaffney 4 Dale 
Peg Rose Dale Co 
Mile Stevens Co 
Pat White 

BIJOU loew) 
Stepp 4 Martin 
John LaVler 
Josephine Davis 
Harry Brooks Co 
Delmore 4 Light 
Gasch Sisters 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Ward Sisters 
LAB Drew 
Owea McGlveney 
Melnotte Twins 
Nip A Tuck 
(Two to fill) 

FULTON (loew) 
Nip 4 Tuck 
Demarest 4 Collette 
White Lie 
Grace DeWlnters 
Pealson 4 Ooldle 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Gertrude Cogert 
Knowles 4 White 
Sandy Shaw 
"Board School Girls" 
Mack Albright 4 M 
Gasch Sisters 

PALACE (loew) 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Ben 4 Hasel Mann 
Honeyboy Minstrels 
Oscar Lorraine 
Wolgas 4 Girlie 

2d half 
Johnson A Deane 
Demarest A Collette 
Jas MacCurdy Co 
Morris A Allen 
Chas Ledegar 

8HUBERT (loew) 
Gertrude Cogert 
Reddlngton 4 Grant 
Glenn Ellison 
"Stick U* Man" 
Mayo 4 Tall* 
Ward Sisters 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Stewart 4 Dakln 
Ed Clark 4 Rose 
Marshall 4 Cumbry 
"Side Lights" 
O'Neal 4 Gallagher 
Frevoll 
(One to fill) 

WARWICK (loew) 
"Does Million Inter- 
est?" 
Sprague 4 McNeese 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Pu reel I a Bros 
"Shot at Sunrise" 
Pen A Hazel Mann 

2 Tabors 

Albany. N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Barrows M A Mllo 
Lillian Devere 
Ivy A Ivy 
Largay A Snee 
Naldy A Naldy 
Water Llllles 

2d half 
Ed Estus 

Johnson A Buckley 
Frank A Georgia 
Hale Norcross Co 
Clayton A Lennie 
Water Llllles 

Alton. 111. 

AIRDOME (wva) 
Larry Comer 
Davis Family 

2d half 
Gordon A Day 
Apdale's Circus 

Atlanta. 

FORSYTHE (ubo) 
Watson's Farmyard 
Ethel McDonough 
Keystone 3 
Morrlsey A Hackett 
Chas Grapewln Co 
Clark A Verdi 
Rlgoletto Bros. 

Atlaatle City. N. J. 

GARDEN (ubo) 

3 Rosalres 
Kramer 4 Morton 
Imhoff C A C 
Empire Comedy 4 
Bendlx Players 
Trlzle Frlganza 
Carradlnl's Animals 

Blaayaasatea, n. Y. 

STONE O H (ubo) 
Ranjophlends 
Bogart A Nichols 
Black A White 
2d half 
Little Miss USA 
Mack A Irwin 
Marvelous Kirk 



Boston 

KEiiHS (ubo) 
oamoya 

LuFrance A Bruce 
Misses Campbell 
Kluting'a Animals 
nana itronold 
Donahue 4 Stewart 
Mane O'Hara 
Ahearn Troupe 

Jersey City 

GLOBE (loew) 
Juggling DeLlale 
Harmon aarnea A 

Dunn 
Oguen Quartet 
Elsie Gilbert Girls 
Anderson 4 Golnes 
Frey Twins 
(One to All) 

2d half 
El Cleve 

Anderson 4 Burt 
Svengall 
Ward, Bell 4 Ward 

Three to ml) 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Mellor 4 DePaula 
Veldl Trio 
Anderson 4 Burt 
Bell Boy Tito 
Bennett Slaters 
(one to nil) 

2d halt 
Lillian Watson 
fevans A Vvwson 
Tom Mahoney 
Frey Twins 
(Two to nil) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Ward Bell A Ward 
hvaus a Wilson 
Kyan Richfield Co 
Valentine Vox 
Geo Wichman 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Veldl Trio 
Uguen Quartet 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Auuerson 4 Golnes 
Clarence Wilbur 
3 Donalds 
(Two to All) 
Bridgeport, Coasu 

POLTS (ubo) 
Pike A Calome 
k a K Henry 
The Bradshaws 
J arrow 
1) White Hussars 

2d half 
The Smlttens 
"Girl on the Moon" 
Ida Turner 
Itayes Trio 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Louis Lee 
Moscony Bros 

(J iris of Orient" 
2d half 
5 Mori Sisters 
Theo Bamberg Co 
lirennen A Carr 
'Black A White" 

Calvary* Can. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Salt Lake Belles 
Gordon Highlanders 
Clark A McCullough 
Edith Helena 
Mint A Wertz 

Chdeaajo. 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Nazimosa 
Mason 4 Keeler 
Bankoff A Girlie 
John A Mae Burke 
Klg City 4 
Julia Curtis 
Freeman A Dunham 
Ena Claron 
McVICKERS (loew) 
Consul Pedro 
Rslph Whitehead Co 
Billy West Co 
Hyman Meyer 
Parisian 3 
Zella Call 
Lew Hoffman 
Herculano Sis 
Beth Challls 



Claelnaatl 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Ethel Dawn June 
Whlttiers Boy 
Hawthorne's Minstrel 
Ross 4 Asbton 
Regent 4 

Celsuafcla, Mo. 

STAR (wva) 
The Bimbos 

2d hslf 
Musical Hunters 

Colambas. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Johnson's Dogs 
Virginia Holland 
Graham & Randall 
McManus A Carlos 
J C Mack Co 
Ltbby A Barton 

Dm Moines 

LI PRESS (wvs) 
Burns Brown A B 
Morton Wells A N 



Ray Monde 

Tun Chin Troupe 

2d half 
Tuscano Bros 
Kennedy 4 Burt 
Blcknell 4 Qlbney 
Mrs F Farnum ft 
Maslroff i roups 

Detroit 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
"Clown Seal" 
Smith 4 Kaufman 
Una Clayton Co 
Norton 4 Lee 
Allan Brooks Co 
Ben Welch 
Reynolda 4 Donegan 

Dalat* 

QkaND (wva) 
Princess Kalamo Duo 
La Petite Elva 
Earl 4 Edwards 
Ralph Bayhl 4 Co 

2d half 
Wm De Hollis Co 
Housh 4 La Vslle 
Thos F Swift 4 Co 

Uast ft. lioala, 111. 

ERBER'S (wva) 
Marcou 

OUIroy 4 Corlel 
Faber A Waters 
fionlta 

2d half 
Willie Reno 
Louise De Foggt 
Ford A Truly 
SUn Stanley 3 



eatea. C 

PANTAGES (m) 
Edmund Hayes Co 
Dorsch A Russell 
Victoria 4 
Belle Oliver 
Lady Alice's Pets 



ira. N. Y. 

STll 



MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Marvelous Kirk 
Mack A lrwln 
Tyler St Clair 3 
"Monte Carlo Glrla" 

2d half 
Bogart 4 Nichols 
Banjophlenda 
Doc O'Neill 
Lawrence A Hurl 

Falls 

Hetervllle, la. 

GRAND (wva) 
Rayner 4 Bell 
.a half 
Davis 4 Elmore 

Fall River, Mass. 

BIJOU (wva) 
El Cleve 
Smith 4 Farmer 
"Wrong or Right" 
Tom Mahoney 
(One to fill) 

2d half) 
Juggling DeLlsle 
Brown 4 Jackaon 
Valentine Vox 
Elsie Gilbert Girls 
(One to fill) 

Ft. Wllllaaea, can. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d half 
Princess Kalamo Duo 
La Petite Elva 
Earl a Edwards 
Raiph Bayhl Co 

Gary. lad. 

ORPHEUM (wvs* 
Stross 4 Becker 
(Four to fill) 

Urand Rapids, Mleh 

RAMONA PK (ubo) 
Dooley 4 Robson 
A A F Stedman 
The Langdons 
Doris Wilson Co 
Al Herman 
Willie Bros 

Hannibal. Mo. 

PARK (wva) 
Wilts A Wilts 
Zlska Co 
Marr A Evans 
2d half 
Fenner A Talman 
Couch A Davenport 
Dunn A Dean 
Holfe A Kennedy 

Harrlsbarsj, Pa. 

COLONIAL (ubo) 
Mack 4 DcFranklln 
Brown 4 Taylor 
Hurke 4 Burke 
Rice Sully 4 Scott 

2d half 
Nellie English 
Arvlnes Players 
Frank Terry 
Gallettl Mcnks 

Hartford, Cows. 

PALACE (ubo) 
The Faynes 
Doncourt 4 Mack 
Sylvia Loyal 
Telegraph Four 
Jones 4 Jones 
"Royal Cabaret" 

2d half 
Atlas Trio 
Harry Cutler 
Frank Gardner Co 
Rrtllff A Anthony 
"Coll. 'e Olrls" 

Hohokaa* W. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Juggling Nelson 
Milton A Murray 
"Shot at Sunrise" 
O'Neal A Gallagher 
Whiteside A Picks 

2d hslf 
Does Million Interest T 



Nell McKlnley 
Les Cassados 
vTwo to fill) 

Indianapolis 

KEITHS (ubo) 
Florence Temponl 
Martini A Maxlmllllan 
Jack Bruce 
Sylvester Girls 

Jefferson City, Mo. 

GEM (wva) 
Musical Hunters 

2d half 
The Bimbos 

Jersey City 

KEiihS (ubo) 
2d naif June 10-12 
3 Rosalres 
CAA Wilson 
B Gordon Co 
Crouch A Welch 
Harry Hlnes Co 
Fridowaky Troupe 

Joplln, Ma. 

ELECTRIC (wva) 
Three Lubins 
Dunley A Merrill 

2u half 
Moore, B A Christie 
Reed A Wood 

Kansas City, Kaa. 

Li-.~*CTRIC (wva) 
Moore, B A Christie 
Wurnell 

2d half 
Williams A Rankin 
Dunley A Merrill 

Kaaaaa City, Ma. 

GLOBE (wva) 
Fenner A Talman 
Williams A Rankin 
Stanfleld. Hall 4 L 
Harry Van Foasen 
Willie Hale 4 Bro 

2d half 
Wurnell 

Stanafleld, Hall 4 L 
Sylvester A Vance 
McConnell 4 Austin 
Laaeaater, Pa. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Nellie English 
Arvlnes Players 
The Frescotts 
Gallettls Monks 
2d half 
Mack A DeFranklln 
Brown 4 Taylor 
DeVoe A West 
Rice Sully A Scott 

Llaeola. Neb* 

UktLlC (wva) 
Davis A Walker 
Leon Sisters Co 
2d half 
Alexander the Great 
Zeno A Mandell 
Lea Aaaelea 
ORPHEUM 

4 Romanos 

Mr A Mrs C DeHaven 
F J Ardath Co 
Musical Byrons 
Frances Nordstrom Co 
Little Nap 
Mme Aldrlch 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Geo De Alma 
Moss A Frey 
Fklln Ardell Co 
Maude Tiffany 
Kanazawa 3 

PANTAGES (m) 
Cora Corson 9 
Bob Albright 
Chas Wayne Co 
Holden 4 Harron 
Kennedy 4 Mac 

fjaalarflla. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Zylo Maids 
Sam Harris 
Stevens 4 Bordesuz 
P D 4 Morrison 

5 Komlkal Kids 
FONTNB FRY PK 

(orph) 
Jas H Cullen 
Lewis A McCarthy 
Dancing Lavarrs 
Lee A Cranston 
Bertlsch 

Madison, Wis, 

ORPHEUM (wvs) 
2 hslf 
Scanlon A Press 
Marie Bishop 
Geo Demarel Co. 
Chick Sale 
Lohse A Sterling 
Marsaalltowa. la. 
ORPHEUM (wva) 
Blcknell 

Kennedy A Burt 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Burnham A Yant 
Janet iatc 
Wilts A Wilts 

Maaaa City. la. 
REGENT (wva) 
Namba Japs 

2d half 
Millard uros 
Grey * Old Rose 
Memphis. 
EAST END PK 
(orph) 
(Sunday opening) 
Shannon A Annls 
Brenner A Wheeler 
French Girls 
Helen Davis 
Ramsdell Duo 
Mlaaenpolla. 
UNIQUE (loew) 
nensoe A Balrd 
York ft King 
Apollo Trio 
(Two to fill) 



GRAND (wva) 
George Nixon 
Hawley 4 Hawley 
Frlsh, Howard 4 T 
Emily Smiley Co. 
Maafiraal. 
SOHMER PK (Ubo) 
Grace Twins 
De Pace Opera Co 
Lorotta Twins 
Novlkoff 

DeWitt Burns 4 T 
Newark, N. J. 

PROCTOR'S (ubo) 

2d half June 10-12 
Alex Klde 
Miller 4 Lyles 
Baroness Sylvanla 
Suaanne Rocamora 
Harry Girard Co 
Ward 4 FlUgerald 
Gregory Troupe 

1st half June 14-16 
Montrose 4 Sardell 
O T Fiske Co 
Tulte's Collegians 
F V Bowers Co 
Lillian Shaw 
"Dream Orient" 
Chappelle 4 Putnam 
(One to fill) 

MAJcbTlC (loew) 
Moio a Nugent 
Bryan Sumner Co 
Sandy bnaw 
Bogannl Troupe 
Blanche Sloane 
( Two to fill) 

2d half 
Geo Wichman 
Joe Whitehead 
I^tra Payne 
"Fired from Yale" 
Mayo 4 Tally 
Reodlngton 4 Grant 
(One to fill) 



Herman Timbers; 
Hyana 4 Mclntyre 
4 Janleys 
Horellk Troupe 
Diamond 4 Brennan 
Dupree 4 Dupree 
ORAND (ubo) 

Sueenle Dunedln 
arrlaon West 3 
Howard Chase Co 
Romalne 4 Smith 
"New Leader" 
Rolando Broa 

PALACB (loew) 
Grace Orma 
Lamplnls 
Tower 4 Darrell 
Jos Dssly 4 61s 
2d half 
Blllle Davis 
Kitty Edwards 
Foy 4 Page 
Rollero 



Naff Hawaa, Caaa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
The Smlttens 
Ida Turner 
Coalter Evers 4 M 
Retllff 4 Anthony 
"Olrl on the Moon" 

2d half 
Artamo 
K 4 K Henry 
The Bradshaws 
Jarrow 

"Mile a MlnuU" 
BIJOU (ubo) 
Fairfax 4 Stafford 
Theo Bamberg Co 
Moore O 4 Comack 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Stanley 4 Lambert 
Empire Trio 
(Two to fill) 
New Raeaalla, If. T. 

LOEW 
Purceita Bros 
Col Jack George 
Moore 4 Elliott 
2d half 
Cohan 4 Young 
Jas Grady Co 
Annls Kent 

Norfolk, Va. 
ACADEMY (ubo) 
1st half 
Helens 4 Emlllon 
C 4 F Gould 
Ed Howard Co 
Moore 4 Hager 
Bell Ringers 

2d half 
Skipper 4 Kaatrup 
Bell Ringers 
Ray Dooley 8 
(Two to fill) 

Oaklsad. 
ORPHEUM 
(Open 8un Mat) 
Mason Wilbur A J 
Jordan Olrls 
Adelaide 4 Hughes 
Hoey 4 Lee 
Nat Wills 
(Others to fill) 

PANTAGB8 (m) 
(Opens Bun Mat) 
Nelson Ranous Co 
Richard the Great 
Flo Rayfleld 
Blgelow Fern 4 M 
Winona Winter 
Barnea 4 Robinson 



GRAND (ubo) 
Dancing LaVarra 
Ray Fern 
Rlalto Co 
Robbins 4 Lyons 
Sorority Girls 
Spiegel 4 Jones 
Soamp 4 Scamp 

Pertlaad* Ore. 

EMPRESS (loew) 
El Ming 

Grannls 4 Grannls 
"Master Move" 
Lew Wells 
The Bryant 
(One to fill) 

PANTAOBS (m) 
Arizona Joe Co 
Leonard Anderson Co 
Venlta Gould 
Northlane 4 Ward 
3 Rlanos 

Prari aaae a . B. I* 
BMBRY iloew) 
3 Donalds 
Clarenoo Wilbur 
"Side Lights" 
Brown 4 Jaokson 
Svengall 

24 half 
Mellor 4 DePaula 
Herman Barnes 4 D 
"Wrong or Right" 
Bennett Bistsrs 
(One to All) 



EMPRESS (wva) 
Zeno 4 Mandell 
nicknell 4 Glbney 
Sylvester 4 Vance 
Three Alverattas 

2d half 
Davis 4 Walker 
Kay Monde 
Burns Brown A B 
Pallaadea Park, N.J. 
Bob Tip Co 
r> Corsos 
Great Santelle 

Pater soa, W. J. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Miss Raymond Co 
Fogg A White 
Barton 4 Howell 
Kerslake's Ulgs 
2d half 
Hunter 4 Davenport 
Cocll Trio 
Lou Anger 
Musical Street Pavers 

Parry, la. 
OPERA HOUSE (wva) 
Brown 4 Bristol 

2 hslf 
Norwood 4 Norwood 
Philadelphia. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Lady Sen Mel 
H Stephens Co 



Va. 
— BIJOU (ubo) 

1st halt 
Oreat Carter Co 
Skipper 4 Kastrup 
Ray Dooley 8 
Stuffy Berko Co 

2d halt 
Great Carter Co 
C 4 F uottld 
Bd Howard Co 
Moore 4 Hager 
Great Carter 



m. 

PALACB (wrn) 
Scanlon 4 Press 
Btelndeal 4 Lee 
Prlnoess Misses 
Ray Bnow 
Lohse 4 Sterling 

2d half 
Margot Francois 
Alvln 4 Williams 
Lamont'a Cowboys 
(Two to fill) 



BMPRBB8 (wra) 
Klnso 

Louise De Foggl 
Isabella Miller Co 
Trask 4 Tip 
Mystlo Bird 

2d half 
Marcou 

Rosslls 4 Rosalia 
"After the Weeding" 
Larry Comer 
Davlea Family 

HAMILTON (wva) 
Lou Chlha 
Duncan 4 Holt 
Clifford 4 Maek 
Gordon 4 Day 

2d half 
Klnso 

Laser 4 Dale 
Mystic Bird 

GRAND (wva) 
Tom Kuma 
Rooney 4 Bowman 
Olga De Baugh 
Prelle'a Circus 
Ambler Bros 
Avellng 4 Lloyd 
"In Old Heidelberg" 

St. PnaL 

EMPRESS (loew) 
The Florenls 
Teresa Millar 
Hendricks 4 Padula 
Martini 4 Trolse 
lis] Dsvls Co 

PRINCB88 (wva) 
Wm De HolMs Co 
Housh 4 urn Velle 
Thoa F Swift Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Bertie Ford 
Stclndsll 4 Lee 
Bertie Fowler 
Prince ss Ms lds 

EMPRESS (loew) 
(Sunday Opening) 
Law ton 
Klein Bros 
"On the Rlverla" 
Willie Smith 
Oravette 4 La Von d re 



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MOVING PICTURES 



FILM DISCRIMINATION CHARGE 
ENTERED AGAINST EXCHANGES 



Picture Exhibitors in Matt Meeting File Unanimous Protett 

That Feature Exchanges Are Giving Them the 

Wortt of It — Yearly Film Utert Voice 

Opinion to New York League. 



Though no official action was taken 
by the exhibitors of New York at their 
mass meeting in the Candler theatre 
the morning of June 3 under the aus- 
pices of the Motion Picture Exhibitors' 
League of the United States and Can- 
ada, it was openly charged by many 
picture men present that they are being 
discriminated against in the matter of 
features and prices by the exchanges. 

The exhibitors who operate straight 
picture shows all the year round show 
no hesitancy in declaring that whenever 
a vaudeville house cuts out its acts for 
the summer and offers features, that 
these theatres are enabled to obtain any 
big film they desire by paying five dol- 
lars or so more than the regular ex- 
hibitor, who may have to book in an in- 
ferior feature, in opposition. 

The theatres giving two or three 
days' bookings get the call on the year- 
ly exhibitors, so 'tis alleged in the com- 
plaints tendered the executive members 
of the League. These protests will re- 
sult in a call for a special meeting by 
President Lee Ochs of New York Lo- 
cal No. 1 of the League, at which time 
the local exhibitors will map out a line 
of procedure to eliminate the alleged 
discrimination by the exchanges. 

Eighteen new members from Brook- 
lyn, Long Island and Manhattan were 
added to the regular list. A report was 
heard from the league attorney, which 
outlined efforts that will be made in the 
fall to take up legislation for better con- 
ditions. The exhibitors will bend every 
energy towards the repeal of the pres- 
ent children's law in effect prohibiting 
the boys and girls from entering the 
picture houses without proper guar- 
dianship. 

The League is also going to try and 
have the New York City aldermen to 
pass a standee bill permitting so many 
standees in the picture houses as out- 
lined in the late Mayor Gaynor's opin- 
ion regarding such a condition. 

The meeting was presided over by 
President Ochs. 



TEST CASE DECISION. 

London, June 1. 

An important decision has been 
handed down in the case of Bransby 
Williams against the Moss Empires, 
Ltd. The suit was practically a test 
and if it had been successful would 
have resulted in a Rreat many others 
of a similar character. 

Almost immediately after the out- 
break of the war, in August of last 
year, the music hall proprietors and 
the Variety Artists' Federation entered 
into a rn-operative agreement. Wil- 
liams was not a member of the Federa- 
tion and sued to recover the difference 



in salary he received under the co-op- 
erative plan and his contracted amount. 

For the week of Sept. 21, at Man- 
chester, Moss Empires added Jack 
Johnson to the bill, and Williams wrote 
to the Moss people claiming the class 
of people he would draw would not 
blend with the sort that Johnson might 
attract and that in placing the pugilist 
upon the same program he (Williams) 
was having his earnings jeopardized 
through the better class people declin- 
ing to attend. 

In the original suit, judgment was 
given for Williams, but the defendants 
appealed, and judgment has now been 
entered for the Moss Circuit. This 
crushes the hopes of all the others who 
have been awaiting the outcome of the 
Williams versus Moss litigation. 



SAVOIA CO.'S OFFER. 

The Savoia Co. of Italy would appear 

to be a most progressive picture maker, 

from a report that it has advised its 

New York representative, George L. 

Forgotson (who is in charge of the 

Savoia Co. of America at 145 West 45th 

street) that it will produce at any time 
he submits to it, an American scenario 
with American picture players, in Italy, 
importing the Americans to that coun- 
try for the purpose. 

Mr. Forgotson has not yet availed 
himself of his foreign firm's offer, be- 
lieving, he says, the parent Savoia has 
delivered to him feature films made 
abroad for exhibition here that will 
rank with any features on this side. 
Among the multiple reeleis now held 
by Forgotson are "The Flying Clue," 
"Margot," "The Heart of India," "The 
Fatal Domino," "The Mirror of Lite" 
and "The Four-Leaved Clover." 

The Savoia of Italy has informed the 
New York office it will furnish it with 
one feature weekly for a service, if that 
number is required. Mr. Forgotson is 
completing his arrangements for dis- 
tribution and circulation of the Savoia 
product. 



MYSTERIOUSLY ASSAULTED. 

Lloyd Lonergan, the chief of the 
scenario department of the Than- 
houser, is at present in a hospital in 
New York recovering from injuries he 
received just outside of the Hippo- 
drome about ten days ago. 

It was in the evening and Mr. Loner- 
gan was set upon by several persons. 
At first the motive was thought to have 
been robbery, but his wallet, which was 
taken from him was received at the 
studio by mail with the contents in- 
tact. 



CHANGE IN U OFFICE. 
Before Carl Laemmle went west this 
week he made a change in his personal 
office staff. George E. Kann, who has 
been Mr. Laemmle's private secretary, 
has been made Secretary of the Uni- 
versal Company, and I. Shepperwitz, of 
the World Film, was engaged to act as 
secretary to the head of the company. 



McNAUGHTON WITH LUBIN. 

Tom McNaughton was secured this 
week by the Lubin company to take 
the place of John C. Rice (who died 
suddenly last week) in the feature pic- 
ture with Marie Dressier. Work start- 
ed on it immediately. 



Herbert Standing on Advertising 

Los Angeles, June 9. 

"Nothing in this day of hustle and rustle is of so potent value to the 
actor as advertising." 

The speaker was Herbert Standing, the clever and versatile legitimate 
actor who is now in pictures in Los Angeles. Mr. Standing has been be- 
fore the public for more than 40 years, and he knows whereof he speaks. 

In all that time he never advertised himself (his managers always doing 
that for him) but now that he is in pictures he says the public demands to 
know about him. 

"Like the title of a recent New York success," declared Mr. Standing 
the other day, ""It Pays to Advertise,' The motion picture actor rapidly 
is coming to a realization of it He may go along for years without doing 
a stroke in that line, but sooner or later his mistake will make itself known 
to him and straightaway he will jump into the columns of a reputable 
newspaper or magazine. Advertising is to the actor what milk is to a 
baby. He must have it or fall by the wayside — a failure. 

"I chose VARIETY as the publication for placing my first ad because^ 
I know that everybody — almost — reads it It is a medium that goes every- 
where, and what you read there is the truth, and you can depend on that. 
I am a firm believer in its motto: 'If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise.' I think that expresses a world of wisdom. 

"If you had asked me for an ad ten, or even five, years ago, I would 
have laughed at you and replied: 'What — advertise — I don't need it!' But 
we all realize our folly some time or other. 

"Los Angeles is a long ways from New York, but a line' or two in the 
papers brings the actor in close touch with both, 

"Who was it said 'Honesty is the best policy?' I move to amend the 
phrase to read 'Advertising is the best — and only — policy.' " 



COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

■ V ovy mica. 

Raymond Hitchcock says pictures have done 
more to ruin the saloon business than any- 
thing else 

Wallace Held has left the Mutual and la with 
Lasky. 



Pat Powers le here. Carl Laemmle la on 
the way. Look for something happening at 
Universal City. 



Frank Oarbuth and Charles Byton, of the 
Morosco-Bosworth, are in New York looking 
for new leads. 



The Mary Plckford Farewell haa been called 
off. Reason: Mary is not going away for 
awhile yet. 



The defunct Los Angeles Photoplayers' Club 
is now meeting monthly at various cafes. There 
ie only one chance In a hundred that the club 
will be reorganized. 

A. Cohn is doing the publicly for David 
Horsley's wild animal pictures. 

Mme. Vera Doria Is now a member of the 
Morosco-Bosworth staff. 



Slgnor de la Crus Is playing leads with 
Vltagraph. 

Harry Ham has taken Marshal Nellan's 
place as leading man with the Famous Players. 

The Features Ideal has moved from the old 
Sterling studio at Hollywood to the Master- 
piece studio. 



John McOowan has gone over to the Lanky. 

Pathe Lehrman is writing the scenario which 
will mark Charles Wlnnlnger's debut In pic- 
tures. 



Frank Voce, late of Weber and Fields mu- 
sical company. Is now playing with the L-KO. 

Harry Grlbbon and May Emory are "dou- 
bling" at the L-KO studios. 



Frank Relcher Is directing Blanche Sweet 
for the Lasky people. 

Marian Fairfax, author of "The Builders" 
and "The Talker" has arrived on the Coast. 
She Is on the Lasky scenario staff. 

Oeorge Fawcett feels quite at home in pic- 
tures In Los Angeles. 

Funny they never call Richard Stanton by 
his given name— It's always "Smiling Dick/' 

C. Gardner Sullivan Is writing a feature 
for Truly 8hattuck. 



Charlie Wltaker has joined Morocco- Boo- 
worth. 



John Oaker, on the legitimate stage In Loe 
Angeles a number of years, is now In pic- 
tures. 



Myrtle Stedman was soloist at Trinity Audi- 
torium, Los Angeles, last week. 

Violet Kemble-Cooper Is filling a picture con- 
tract on the coast 



Harry Edwards has been quite 111. 

Jane Nobak (Universal) and Frank Newberg 
(Blograph) were married In Santa Monica. 

D. C. Wllllner has placed several of the 
Jacob Sllvert Players (Yiddish) with the Fea- 
tures Ideal Film Co. 



Stella Gold Is in pictures on the coast 

If you ever get out Loe Angeles way and 
have a hankering; to see the movies move, call 
up Tom Format). He's the best (and easiest) 
fall guy around. 

Pauline Bush, honeymoon over, has returned 
to her dressing-room at the Universal. 



PRICES CUT AT A LH AM BRA. 

Beginning last week a 5-10c. admis- 
sion was adopted at Keith's Alhambra 
where pictures are now holding forth 
for the summer. The house has been 
running with a feature policy at a 25- 
cent scale. 

Believing regular releases at a popu- 
lar scale would attract business it was 
desided to try it out. 

Al. Darling, formerly -of the Colon- 
ial, was appointed manager uptown 
and he has altered the entire aspect of 
the theatre's front. There is a good 
flash outside and the entire front has 
been repainted white and gold. Two 
big arcs are in front and the lobby has 
been redecorated and some illumina- 
tions added. The first day showed • 
matinee that totaled $75 at the re- 
duced prices. 



MOVING PICTURES 



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FREULER NEXT PRESIDENT OF 
MUTUAL FILM CORPORATION ? 



Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Richmond June IS. New 

Directors Meet in New York June 17 to Elect Officers. 

Aitken Has Not Asked (or Proxies to Vote Stock. 

May Also Retire from Majestic and 

Reliance Companies. 



From an undoubted source there 
comet the statement that by this time 
next week John R. Freuler, who is the 
President of the North American Film 
Co., of Chicago, will be the new presi- 
dent of the Mutual Film Corporation, 
succeeding H. £. Aitken, the present 
incumbent The annual stockholders' 
meeting will take place in Richmond, 
the Mutual being a Virginia corpora- 
tion, Tuesday, June IS. Thursday the 
new directors, who will be elected at 
the Richmond meeting, will come to- 
gether in New York and elect officers. 
On the surface it would seem as though 
Mr. Aitken had taken for granted that 
his term of office with the Mutual is at 
an end, for he has not even exerted 
himself to obtain proxies of stockhold- 
ers to vote at the coming meeting. 

The retirement of Aitken from the 
Mutual may also mean he will retire 
from the presidency of both the Ma- 
jestic and Reliance companies. Lately 
there has been a feature corporation 
formed, the incorporators of which are 

C. O. Baumann and Ad. Kcsscl, of the 

t 

N Y. Motion Picture Co., and H. E. 
Aitken. The title of the company is 
the Fulton Feature Film Co. It is be- 
lieved Aitken will cut loose from the 
Mutual entirely and devote all of his 
time to the direction of the affairs of 
the new feature company. 

It is the purpose of the Fulton to 
make two features a year. Each will 
be from eight to ten reels in length. 

D. W. Griffith, who directed "The 
Birth of a Nation/' is with the Majestic- 
Reliance forces. With the dual com- 
bination he receives a salary and a 
percentage of the pictures turned out. 
Griffith may also associate himself with 
the new feature venture. 

There is also a rumor that the N. Y. 
Motion Picture Co., which has been 
making the Keystone comedies, may 
withdraw from the Mutual. 

It is said that the new Mutual offi- 
cials slated to take office June 17 con- 
template materially reducing the run- 
ning expenses piled up under the pres- 
ent administration. The Mutual ex- 
changes throughout the country are re- 
ported to have a steadily increasing 
business within the last month or so. 

Among the changes reported contem- 
plated in the Mutual is one that has to 
do with the legal department, now pre- 
sided over by Walter N. Seligsberg. 

At the present time Seligsberg, the 
senior member of the firm of Seligs- 
berg & Lewis, of 55 Liberty street, is 
also the attorney of the Mutual, the 
Reliance, the Majestic and of Mr. 
Aitken. As the Reliance and Majestic 
release through the Mutual, Seligsberg 
has been attorney fpr both sides of the 
r( nation. Sometimes it has been diffi- 



cult, it is said, to know whether Mr. 
Mutual Seligsberg advised Mr. Reli- 
ance-Majestic Seligsberg as to what to 
do to Mr. Aitken-Seligsberg. Seligs- 
berg represented the Mutual in the 
Ohio picture censorship suit, which re- 
sulted disastrously to the Mutual in 
the United States Supreme Court 
This fight cost the Mutual about $30,- 
000, it is reported. 

It is also reported that the Western 
Import Co., which had the right to dis- 
pose of the pictures of the Majestic, 
Reliance and N. Y. Motion Picture 
companies in London and of which Roy 
E. Aitken (brother of H. E. Aitken) 
was the managing director, had discon- 
tinued and had disposed of its rights 
to an outside party. 



"D0WNT0W1T ' TIP, 

It has been quietly tipped by an in- 
fluential member of the National City 
Bank, it is said, that pictures are to 
witness one of the biggest consolida- 
tions in history during the coming 
summer. The story as far as can be 
learned at present; was spilled to a friend 
who was about to invest deeply in one 
of the big feature companies. The 
policy of slashing and raising all sorts 
of picture prices has made the divi- 
dends rather few and far between and 
tc these concerns a consolidation of 
the kind proposed would be a god- 
send. It would also do away with 
several of the shrewd promoters who 
have been feathering their nests for a 
year or so past with "stock shoving" 
schemes. 



MISS CLARK'S LONG CONTRACT. 

Although - the picture makers have 
been tendering Marguerite Clark many 
offers, it is time wasted upon their part, 
according to Ben. P. Schulberg, speak- 
ing as a publicist for the Famous Play- 
ers, which has Miss Clark under con- 
tract for three years. 

Though there were no such agree- 
ment, says Mr. Schulberg, now speak- 
ing for Miss Clark, that picture star 
would not sever her connection with 
the F. P. under any circumstances. 

As for himself Mr. Schulberg says 
raught. 



ROLFE'S FIRST WEEK. 

B. A. Rolfe is in his first week as 
managing director of the Strand, where 
he succeeded S. Rothapfcl. 

The Strand show this week was 
staged by Mr. Rolfe. It includes a 
medley of "Home, Sweet Home" as 
played in all countries, and lastly by 
Irving Berlin as a rag. that has excited 
considerable comment for the ingenuity 
of arrangement. 



BIG SHAKE-UP AT VITA. 

The next two weeks will witness a 
shake-up at the Vitagraph Studio in 
Flatbush. There will be a general 
leave-taking on the part of a number 
of directors and players, who have be- 
come dissatisfied at the picture plant. 
Among them are reported Cissie Fitz- 
gerald, Billy Quirk, Estelle Mardo, 
Lionel Adams, Donald Hall, J. Her- 
bert Frank, Anna Laughlin, Harry 
Fitzgerald and Leah Baird. Of the 
directors at least four will discontinue 
their connection with the Vitagraph 
company. They are Lee Beggs, Capt. 
Harry Lambart, C. J. Williams, J. Han- 
worth and Harry Fitzgerald, who has 
been assistant to Wally Van. 

The entire "guarantee" stock staff at 
the plant will also leave. There are 
about 20 people in this company who 
have been working on a three-day guar- 
antee each week, some filling in as 
many as six days. 

Some of those who are retiring are 
in receipt of letters from the managing 
heads of the company stating that a 
policy of retrenchment on the part of 
the Vitagraph is necessary because of 
business conditions caused by the war. 

Estelle Mardo quit last Saturday. 
Her last Vita work was in "The 
Thief's Daughter," a future release. 

Lionel Belmore, formerly director at 
the Punch & Judy theatre, is now one 
of the principal directors at the Vita 
studio. 



FAVORING STATE RIGHTS. 

It was intimated in some of the 
film offices this week that State Rights 
as a way for marketing features would 
be in use again shortly, owing to the 
present way of working on percentage 
with exchanges throughout the country 
not proving satisfactory with the in- 
dependent producers, who do not re- 
lease on a regular program. 

With the percentage basis employed 
it is said producing companies have 
not secured the right returns, owing to 
the exchange men not giving correct 
financial statements. This is the reason 
given for some of the independent 
manufacturers going to the wall. The 
state rights proposition gives the pro- 
ducer money down and ready cash, 
which seems to be lacking in many 
film concerns. 



"NATION** OPENS IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, June 9. 

'The Birth of a Nation" was shown 
for the first time here Saturday night 
at the Illinois theatre. Through in- 
junction proceedings in the Circuit 
court, the court ruled early Saturday 
the picture could be exhibited pending 
final decision. 

The picture drew well at the opening 
but Sunday was the first scorching day 
of the summer a ftAth c Illinois suffered 
along with the offer downtown the- 
atres. Monday bigger business was re- 
ported with more favorable weather. 



MAY ROBSON WITH VITA. 

May Robson has been placed under 
contract by the Vitagraph to appear in 
one of her forme* successes, "A Night 
Out,** which is to be one of the com- 
pany's feature releases. 



GARDEN ON SHARES. 

Madison Square Garden was to have 
had Lubin's "The Sporting Duchess*' 
as the feature picture of the opening 
show but through a misunderstanding 
over the financial arrangement between 
the management of the amusement re- 
sort and the picture people "Silver 
Threads Among The Gold" was sub- 
stituted. The Garden held a fair sized 
crowd when opening Saturday night 
and a very slim one Sunday night de- 
spite that there was a quantity of 
paper out for both performances. 

It is understood the Arena Amuse- 
ment Co. which is the sponsor for the 
picture policy at the Garden has the 
house on a sharing basis from the 
present holders of the property. The 
sharing terms provide that the Garden 
receives a minimum of $50 daily for 
their share. The United Garment 
Makers of the World have taken the 
Garden for a matinee performance and 
are paying $1,400 for the afternoon. 
In addition to witnessing the perform- 
ance they will also hold their annual 
convention. 



AN ACE IN THE HOLE, v 

When the Rialto (formerly Hammer- 
stein's) opens, it will have a special 
entrance from the new subway which 
is being completed. This is a sort of 
an ace in the hole which the Hammer- 
steins held back. 

The subway construction company 
had to "kick in" to the Hammersteins 
before they would consent to the cut- 
ting into their building. 

C. G. Stewart, formerly of the Prin- 
cess theatr will act as manager for 
the new Rothapfel picture playhouse 
when it opens in October. 



METRO AFTER MARY GARDEN. 

It is possible Mary Garden, the oper- 
atic star, may be lured into pictures. 
Joseph N. Engle, treasurer of the 
Metro, and one of the directing heads 
of the Popular Plays and Players 
Company, has opened negotiations 
through Hugh Massie, of London, with 
a view to securing the prima donna for 
the titular role of "Barbara Fritchie." 
If the film people are successful in se- 
curing her the work on the picture will 
commence Aug. 15 and the film will be 
released in November. The scenes are 
to he staged in Frederick, Maryland. 



MEETING IN READING. 

Reading, Pa., June 9. 

At the current gathering of picture 
exhibitors in this city, 300 picture house 
owners pledged their support in a bat- 
tle to be waged against the Pennsyl- 
vania state censor board, The war will 
be started immediately through a wide 
publicity campaign, the principals hav- 
ing decided to raise the necessary ex- 
pense fund by popular subscription. 

A parade carrying over 60 autos was 
held here Tuesday, with the ball Tues- 
day night. At the latter affair many 
star screen actors were in attendance. 
Monday more than a thousand tickets 
had been sold for the event. This was 
to be followed today by a big banquet 
a: the Berkshire Hotel, for which 500 
plates were arranged in advance. 



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FILM REVIEWS 



MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. 

New York's first great amphitheatre has 
been converted into a home for iuoiion pic- 
tures for the summer under the direction of 
the Arena Amusement Co. The opening oc- 
curred Saturday night. The nianugeinent has 
adopted the slogan of "Meet Me at the Ice- 
berg," which, with the present Inclement 
weather conditions, does not carry any great 
allurement. Just how successful they are 
going to be in attracting crowds is more or less 
of a question. 

For the first two nights of the new policy 
there were about 5,000 free tickets Issued. 
These were not enough, for on Sunday night 
the Garden held about 000 persons, and they 
appeared to be lost in the big place. 

The management makes a number of claims 
for Its institution. They state that they are 
showing the largest moving pictures in the 
world ; that the throw from the camera to the 
screen is 300 feet ; that the seating capacity 
under the present arrangement is 8,000, and 
thut the Garden is the coolest show place in 
thd world. 

The prices range from a dime for the first 
balcony seats to a half dollar for the boxes on 
the lower floor. It was noticeable at the box 
office on Sunday night the majority of buyers 
fell for the 26 and 50 cent seats In preference 
to the cheaper locations. 

The entire Interior of the Garden has been 
treated to a coat of paint which nas done 
wonders to Improve the appearance of the 
place. The upper balcony has been closed 
entirely, and a huge canopy of canvas formB 
a roof to the building. At the Fourth avenue 
and the entire width of the Garden holds a 
stage, In the centre of which Is the screen. 
There Is a back panorama drop painted to rep- 
resent an Arctic scene. Seated below the 
screen is an orchestra of 40 musicians who 
are by far the best part of the entire Garden 
entertainment for the current week. 

The picture policy will be to present the 
dally releases and a feature each week. Two 
performances dally, matinee and night. The 
Universal service Is being used. Three re- 
leases of that company, a Patho weekly, two 
reels of "official" German War pictures, and 
"Silver Threads Among the Gold," a six-reel 
feature, comprised the program for the opening 
week. In addition to this there was an over- 
ture by the orchestra and two numbers by a 
soloist. 

The overture started the show. It was fol- 
lowed by the Patbe weekly, after which the 
soloist sang. Pauline Bush In the Hex drama. 
"The Struggle," was the next offering, after 
which a fairly good Joker comedy was shown. 
Uen Wilson, In a two-reel drama "In the Val- 
ley of Silent Men," was next shown. All of 
these are Universal releases for the current 
week. The Garden has an arrangement where- 
by they get these pictures in advance of the 
regular release date. 

The Elko Film Co. presented several reels 
of pictures of the war, announced on the screen 
as presenting "The Official German Side of the 
War." The pictures shown have some fairly 
good scenes of action and work In the trenches 
and of artillery firing. 

The closing picture of the bill was the fea- 
ture. Originally "The Sporting Duchess," the 
Lubln feature, was booked as the opening at- 
traction, but it was replaced at the last minute 
by "Silver Threads Among the Gold." This 
was due to a misunderstanding between the 
Garden officials and the manufacturer regard- 
ing a financial settlement for the use of the 
picture. 

There seem to be a little something lacking 
in the atmosphere of the Garden at present to 
make it a big success. Of course, with a build- 
ing as large as this a tremendous crowd Is 
needed to make the auditorium seem at all full. 
As soon as the real warm weather comes it is 
possible that crowds may flock to the pluce to 
cscupe the heat, for It seemed positively cold 
then* Sunday night. Fred. 



LADY MACKENZIE'S PICTURES. 

Regardless of the success or failure of the 
preceding features showing big game hunts 
and with all due consideration for its tardy 
urrival to the theatrical market, the series 
of jungle views contained in the Lady Mac- 
kenzie feature can hardly fail to hold up their 
end, once the picture-going public becomes 
uwure of their excellence, tor they actually 
bring the auditor right Into the very heart of 
that unexplored African region for a close-up 
view of the natural traits and habits of prac- 
tically every native beast and bird. HIg game 
hunts of various kinds have been projected 
on the screen heretofore, but it Is doubtful If 
the camera ever registered such a view as 
thut carried In the second section of the 
Mackenzie film wherein the various animals 
are seen visiting the water hole, coniinK up 
to within a few Inches of the camera. Nor 
has anyone previously shown such a view as 
the lion-charge which was experienced by the 
principals in this particular hunt, showing a 
gigantic Hon charging direct for the camera, 
passing within a fraction of a foot of both 
the machine and Lady Mackenzie. The con- 
struction of this feature is especially good, 
the introduction bringing the start of the 
bunt with the colored attendants, etc., the 
jirlval In camp, the hunt proper nnri finally 
the Journey and stay at the water hole where 
the participants waited 'M) days to catch a 
Kllmpse of the various Jungle Inhabitants as 
they came to the hole for their usual liquid 
refreshment. The camp scenes, too. carry n 
reasonably good coloring of comedy, especially 
that part showing the native dances of the 
tribes. A flock of locusts numberlnK millions 
was caught by the camera man, something 
heretofore unseen on the sheet. Another strik- 
ing bit of photography showed 'the vultures 
gathering around a fa! n buffalo, the prey 
evidently lying but a ft' net away from the 
camera. The killing of < <\ pigs by poisoned 
arrows was another 1? ting sight, bu' 



second only to the Interest contained In the 
Hon kill was the rhinoceros hunt In which 
a three *nd a half-ton rhino was landed. The 
Hon charge held a section of Its own and 
while the camera didn't show Lady Mackenzie 
bagging the beast, the lecturer advised* the 
bouse it waa none other than the Lady her- 
self, who incidentally shoots left handed, 
that completed the Job* The last section 
Lukes the honors of the reel, for here are 
shown giraffe, elephants, zebras, monkeys and 
every other animal one can think of, coming 
to the hole for water. The camera was hid- 
don In a "blind" Just a few feet away from 
the water, and one gets an actual view of 
Just bow the various beasts act In their own 
back yard. This particular section ran some- 
what long, but every Inch of the film em- 
ployed carried Interest and It finished to solid 
uplause from those gathered at the Lyceum 
Tuesday evening. That the picture will be- 
come popular there Is little doubt, for every- 
one Is interested In such things to some ex- 
tent and no one could look for a better aeries 
of views than those of the Mackenzie specie. 
The Lyceum was appropriately dressed for 
the occasion with a Jungle setting surround- 
ing the screen and considering the early date 
of the engagement, an unusually large house 
was In attendance. Wynn. 

SILVER THREADS AMONG THE 
GOLD. 

"Silver Threads Among the Oold" is a six- 
part feature released by the K. A R. Film 
Cjinpuny, shown at Madison Square Garden 
this week as the principal picture of the bill. 
The feature was evidently too long to please 
the Garden management so they conveniently 
dropped one reel out and showed but five reels. 
This made it rather difficult to Judge the 
picture for Its full worth. It seemed, how- 
ever, from the five reels to be one of the rural 
dramas popular a decade or so ago. The 
featured player Is Richard Jose, to whom Is 
accredited in a great measure the popularity 
of the song of the same title as the picture. 
The opening shows Mr. Jose as the singer of 
the song. The story which follows Is a rather 
simple one, which has as its major plot the 
misjudged son and the Btony-hearted father. 
The story as unfolded on the screen tells of 
the son, who Is in love with the village belle. 
He has a rival. The rival plots to bring dis- 
favor on the boy by stealing a purse at a barn 
dance and placing it In his pocket The theft 
id discovered, everyone is searched and the 
purse found. The father denounces his boy as 
a thief and sends him from his door. The boy 
comes to New York, falls Into evil ways 
through his associates, Is finally reclaimed 
through the Intervention of an old family 
friend, succeeds in business and returns home 
on a Christmas Eve, to be welcomed to the 
family fireside and the arms of his loved one 
who has waited for all these years. The pic- 
ture In Itself la a simple story fairly well 
produced and Just fairly acted. U is the type 
of feature that will still appeal to certain of 
the masses. Fred. 



HER OWN WAY. 

Florence Reed Is featured. The film sce- 
nario Is an adaptation from the play of that 
title by Clyde Fitch. The picture was made 
by the Popular Plays and Players and is a 
feature release by the Metro. Miss Reed has 
Just lately delved into picture acting and in 
this feature she has the role of Georglana Car- 
ley, who loved a soldier but almost married 
a broker who had her brother and his wife 
under his thumb, etc. Miss Reed has bobbed 
her hair and in her picture work the short 
hair effect did not make her look atrociously 
inhuman like It does some who have followed 
the clipping vogue. Miss Reed in "Her Own 
Way" displays a nifty wardrobe. For the 
screen the version of "Her Own Way" rounds 
out most Inconsistent and crude. There are 
numerous flaws and some stand out most con- 
spicuously. Sam Coast returns to his home 
and finds the burning end of a smoke a thiev- 
ing chauffeur of bis had carelessly left on a 
tuble and with the aid of a gun he forced the 
young man to come out from behind the cur- 
tains where he had hidden when he heard 
Coast returning. Some nervy robber this boy. 
He endeavors to make a big haul and foolishly 
Koes into the lion's den puffing away and then 
on top of this makes no attempt to get the 
drop on Coast when he had everything in his 
favor. It was a tame scene without the young 
man dropping his eyelids. Coast loves Georg- 
ians Carley who loves Lieut. Dick Coleman 
who is too bashful to tell her about bis adora- 
tion. Coast is a broker. He's one of those 
cool Sherlockian Holmes types who doesn't get 
a single ruffle of his perfectly-combed hair 
when in the midst of the raving, shouting pit 
(lends. And he smoked a cigar every time be 
was about to pull some dirty work. He lied 
to Coleman as Coleman was going to the 
Philippines. He said he was engaged to 
to Georglana. Then ho makes Georglana stand 
In his embrace as the soldiers pass by. Of 
course the supposition was there that the 
lieutenant was with the tramping khako boys 
but the|e were no closeups showing the young 
lover with the army. Coast knows the chauf- 
feur is also with the soldiers and has been 
Instructed to prevent the lieutenant from get- 
ting any mall from Georglana or sending any. 
That was an easy matter for the director to 
fix. Why should Coleman want to keep up a 
dovey-povey correspondence with the fiance of 
another man? While Dick's away making 
himself and soldiers targets for Filipinos 
(ieorglana does a very compromising thing at 
home. Georglana learned that her brother, 
Steve, had speculated and lost not only his own 
money but that of his vlfe's and also had 
frittered away her securities. CoaBt being the 
man who caused tho v.calth to flow his way. 
Mrs. SteVe had three children when the story 
started, another came Into the picture later 
and five were shown at another period enjoy 



ing the Carley hospitality. No captions ex- 
plained their arrival or whether several be- 
longed to the neighbors. Mrs. Steve was so 
angry when she learned her money was gone 
she not only wanted to throw her hubby over 
but forgot all about tho kids In her anxiety 
to make a new affinity oat of a bewhiskered 
man labeled the Grand Duke Vladimir or 
something the other and Just how tho Duke 
managed It one could not make out. Perhaps 
it was the title. Tho Duke didn't look young. 
He did take Mrs. Store to his own homo but 
Georglana beat her brother to the place and 
made It appear that she was the one who bad 
misbehaved. In fact there's a caption laying 
that she knows she Is her own mistress and 
no one can Interfere. After tho big erash In 
speculation the Carleys lived on in regal fash- 
ion and there were lavishly decorated courts 
to prove It. Lagoons with swans and marbled 
walks with a peacock strutting about unmind- 
ful that his boss has lost everything but the 
beautiful feathers In Its tall. Dick was go- 
ing to blow out his brains but Georglana 
stopped him. She took his gun away and then 
tossed It but a few feet further away on the 
table. She and Dick remained home that night 
so that Mrs. Steve could go to the Redfleld 
ball and meet the Duke. Stevey smokes and 
smokes, then reads the very book his wife 
had left the note In that she had written the 
Duke. He grabs that same gun and away he 
files to shoot up somebody. Meanwhile Georg- 
lana not caring to go to the ball puts on 
an evening gown and goes to the Court where 
the peacock Is walking around unaware the 
hour is late and it should be taking a snoose. 
Georglana follows Stove to the ball, Steve run- 
ning around like a madman In a business suit 
with nobody making an effort to stop him from 
Bhootlng up the place. Out In the Philippines 
Dick and a small detachment rush on a body 
of native soldiery. One fire and everybody Is 
killed with an exception, Dick. They march 
him to a bamboo or thatched hut and leave 
him alone. Dick finds a discarded gun shell. 
He blows up the hut, and escapes without a 
scratch. When tho explosion came one sees 
another man runs from the side but where 
he had been Inside that 2 by 4 jail was not 
explained. Dick makes a miraculous escape 
and rushes home In time to dash Into the 
midst of a pretty home nuptial scene, with his 
left arm shot away on the homeward rush, and 
stop the wedding of Georglana to Coast. 
Georgie falls into his right arm and marries 
him then and there to save further celluloid 
expenditure. When Dick's regiment marched 
away to tho transports a view of tho U. 8. 
fleet at anchor in the Hudson was shown, the 
audience thereby deducing the fact that these 
battleships were taking Dick's bunch to the 
Philippines. The direction was very slipshod 
and the scenario script not written for the 
best camera results. The picture was dim In 
some spots, tho developing of the film turning 
out badly while In others the photography was 
splendid. The picture needs to be retaken. 
In fact the scenario should also be brushed 
up In spots wh/en the retake is made. Mark. 



THE DAWN OF A TOMORROW. 

The Famous Players In this latest Msry 
Plckford feature has turned out a subject that 
carries plenty of Interest in theme with a 
brand of first grade photography supporting 
to land It up among the top-notch list of 
current releases. Plckford Is given full reign 
with her tattered garments and Plckford In 
rags can do considerable before a camera. The 
story revolves around the experiences of two 
London waifs, one Glad (Plckford) and her 
sweetheart Dandy (David Powell), the latter 
conceded to be the cleverest and most daring 
crook In London. Glad Induces Dandy to give 
up his wayward habits and assisted by the 
Bible she earns his promise of reform. Dur- 
ing this period one Sir Oliver Holt, the wealth- 
iest and most unhappy man In England, has 
decided to suicide, three noted spec Is lists hav- 
ing predicted paresis or some other such ail- 
ment and fearing Insanity more than death 
Sir Oliver prepares to die by his own hand. 
Clad In an old suit he wanders Into the slums, 
Is about to shoot himself when Glsd happens 
along and talks him out of It. Meanwhile 
Dandy Is being sought by the police for a rob- 
bery that occurred the previous night although 
Dandy had met Sir Oliver's nephew at the 
exact time it was committed. Glad goes to 
the nephew to enlist his aid In establishing 
an alibi and escapes his proposed attack lust 
In time to wltnees the arrival of Sir Oliver 
who has shed the old clothes for his regular 
walking suit. The adjustment of complications 
leaves a few things in doubt, but carries the 
essential punch. The work of Powell la worthy 
of especial comment. Opposite Plckford he 
did wonderfully well. Forrest Robinson as the 
titled entry played equally well. The exter- 
iors were few, but appropriate and suggestive 
of the quarter wherein the action was sup- 
posed to take place. The Interiors were better, 
well detailed and properly dressed. Wynn. 



THE MOONSTONE. 

"When Is a moonstone not a moonstone?" 
"When It's a diamond." "All right, Mr. Bones, 
start your show." That seems to be the only 
thing that there Is to the five- reel feature, 
"The Moonstone," of the Sbubert- World Film 
Co. at the Hlppodromo this week. The sce- 
nario appears to have been adapted from a 
magazine story of the type that one finds in 
the popular fiction magaslnes. It Is all old- 
fashioned melodrama. The theme has served 
for years, whenever an author has felt the 
lure of the Far East after reading Kipling. 
In this case there are some London scenes and 
a few impossible detective touches that only 
make the picture all the more impossible as 
a high class feature. "The Moonstone" will 
serve to headline along the "Jitney" belt, but 
will not do In the houses where two-bits and 
a half dollar are extracted for admission. The 
director had it within his power to make or 
unmake this picture to a certain extent, but 



to his credit be It said that Frank Crane who 
produced the film did not try to work ail of 
the old melodramatic clap- trap that tho script 
undoubtedly called for. The so-called "moon- 
stone" Is a diamond that decorates the god In 
the Temple of the Moon In India. Edmund 
Mortimer playing the role of John Herncastle, 
a soldier of fortune, steals the gem and re- 
turns to England with It. The three priests 
of the temple are punished for the loss of the 
stone by being stripped of their caste until 
such time that they effect the return of the 
gem. They start after Herncastle and finally 
run him down in his London apartment where 
they kill him but fall to find the treasure, in 
bis will Herncastle leaves the stone to his 
niece (Elaine Hammersteln) and appoints 
Franklin Blake (Eugene O'Brien) as bis ex- 
ecutor. Blake is in love with the niece and 
he visits her country home. The stone is 
placed in a vault until her birthday on which 
occasion there Is a party and the stone is 
officially presented. In the meantime the three 
priests are on the trail of the gem. They 
haunt the house In which the girl lives, hold- 
up the auto in which Blake is riding and 
search his effects and try In a dozen different 
ways to find the object of their search. On the 
eve of the party the gem is placed by tho girl 
in her Jewel case and during the night it 
mysteriously disappears. It is here the picture 
has its greatest fault. Somewhere there is an 
unwritten law In playwrltlng that holds you 
can keep as many of your charatcers as you 
please in the dark regarding the mystery of 
your plot, but the audience must at all times 
be in on It. In the picture several of the prin- 
cipals really know what has happened but the 
audience Is left In the dark until the final 
scenes, therefore there are stretches of the 
film in which the action means absolutely noth- 
ing to the audience until they see the final 
explanation at the close of the picture. In 
Its present shape "The Moonstone" does uet 
look like a winner. Fred. 



LITTLE MISS BROWN. 

Betty Brown Vivian Martin 

Jane Glen ton Julia Stewart 

Justine Glenton Edward M. Kimball 

Joseph Clews Crauford Kent 

Robert Mason Chester Barnett 

Mrs. Dennison Ethel Lloyd 

Richard Dennison Charles Dickson 

Mr. Burke, his uncle W. J. Ferguson 

Mrs. Burke Alberta Oullatln 

Night Clerk Ned A. Sparks 

Telephone Girl Jewel Hllburn 

Bellboy John Hlnes 

A film version of this recent stage comedy 
by Philip Bartholomae has been made by the 
World Film, starring Vivian Martin. The pic- 
ture is in five reels and directed by James 
Young. Outside of a goodly amount of pub- 
licity for Hartford, Conn., and a bit of a mix- 
up in a hotel in that city there Is little to It. 
Betty Brown is a society girl with many suit- 
ors. She is engaged to one and agrees to 
elope with another. Plans mlscue and she 
finds herself In Hartford with neither friends 
or money. At a hotel she Is taken for an- 
other man's wife (with her hair down her 
back and childlns looking) and Is given a room 
In a suite reserved for this party. The man 
arrives later but goes in another room In the 
same suite. They do not meet until next 
morning In the parlor. His wife arrives but 
she Is calmed down as $10,000 Is to be given 
to her and her husband by his uncle If they 
are happily married. As the uncle happens to 
be on the ground no fuss is made. The girl 
Is rescued by the young man she was engaged 
to and they are seen in each other's arms at 
the finish. A maid of the hotel slept In Bet- 
ty's room so no scandal could arise. Although 
much of the action takes place In a hotel and 
such scenes In most Instances are made a bit 
spicy or risque, there is nothing here to be 
termed offensive. The production has a num- 
ber of comedy parts, one of which is played 
by W. J. Ferguson, as an old sport, hindered 
by a wife and gout. His work brings a num- 
ber of laughs. A wife played by Ethel Lloyd 
has little to It A comical bellboy was John 
Hlnes. His work will bring the laughs but 
Director Young evidently forgot bellboys do not 
work both day and night, even In Hartford. 
Crauford Kent and Chester Barnett as the 
suitors did well enough. Miss Martin easily 
takes first honors. She Is of the dainty type 
of screen artists. Her personality is screenly 
perfect. A flve-reeler almost entirely studio 
made and a fair picture of its kind. 



THE BUILDER OF BRIDGES. 

The Frohman Amusement Co. Is the maker 
of this flve-reeler, releasing it through the 
World Film. It is the second feature produc- 
tion of the Frohman concern. C. Aubrey 
Smith Is the star in the title role. The story 
deals with a weak boy who steals from his 
employers and Invests the money In worthless 
stocks, confessing to his sister. She decided 
that she will make a man connected with her 
brother's concern fall In love with her and 
marry him, thereby securing tbe money to 
settle for his theft. The man falls in love 
with her, but hears from a former suitor she 
only wants to marry him for bis money. This 
enrages him and all bets seem off. The girl 
learns she really loves the man, and after her 
brother had recovered half of the money he 
stole, tells the man of her love. The brother, 
promising to lead a righteous life, brings about 
a happy marriage. Mr. Smith is an exceptional 
actor but not a convincing lover. Edith Wells 
as the girl is attractive and did well. The 
young man who played the brother Is called 
Jack Sherrill. A bad bit was the use of an 
evening paper with the "evening" very notice- 
able in a breakfast-table scene. This dsily 
has a Aim reviewer advertising solicitor who 
does press work for film concerns, one of 
which may be the Frohman Co. "The Builder 
of Bridges" does not hold up throughout the 
flvo reels, but tho s.art is very good, with the 
scenic effects well selected. A very ordinary 
feature. 



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COFFEY-FLYNN FIGHT PICTURE. 

With the Interstate law barring the exhi- 
bition of filmed pugilistic events outside the 
state's lines within which the fight occurs, the 
domestic fight fans must be content with 
screen views of local matches and of this 
specie lately held, perhaps the most prominent 
in recent months, was the mill between Jim 
Flynu, the Pueblo fireman, and Jim Coffey, 
the ex-motorman. The fight was held at 
Brighton Beach Decoration Day (night) and 
was declared in Coffey's favor when Jack 
Curley, handling Flynn, tossed a sponge in 
the ring shortly after the opening of the ninth 
round. From a scenic standpoint the Coffey- 
Flynn pictures measure up with the best of 
similar events, carrying plenty of action, 
plenty of interest and some well constructed 
preliminary views customary in such, events. 
Jack Curley is headlined with "Pbmmery" 
Bob Vernon throughout the introductory sec- 
tion, which eventually comes to the train- 
ing camps of the contestants. Flynn is shown 
tossing a medicine ball around with his train- 
ers and Coffey is seen in a light sparring 
match. The principals next arrive at the 
ringside, after which the referee (Billy 
Moore) signals for action and the fight be- 
gins. As a hght, this mill was about the best 
ever staged in the Bast since the ten-round 
limit became an enforced habit and at no 
time from the beginning of the first round un- 
til Flynn was retired a loser did the men 
cease work. The point wherein Coffey is 
stunned and sent reeling across the ring in 
a groggy condition is exceptionally well pic- 
tured, likewise his sudden recovery, after 
which he carried the fight to Flynn from there 
on. Flynn's hand was broken early in the 
tight and this is plainly pictured, showing an 
exhibition of gameness that defies duplica- 
tion. Coffey's jab comes in for much repro- 
duction, the big heaveyweight Jabbing Flynn 
at least a dozen successive . times In one 
round without a return. Flynn's stamina and 
willingness to mix makes this one of the best 
fight films on the market, and the fact that 
existing rules prohibited clinching and thus 
left little oportunity for in-fighting (which 
doesn't picture well) gives the reel a clear- 
ness that multiplies value. The lighting fa- 
cilities were evidently of the best, for the 
features of the principals are continually 
clear and not a blow is missed. At the Co- 
lumbia, where the film is being featured as 
an extra attraction with "The Behman Show" 
this week, Joe Humphries announced the pic- 
ture and kept the audience apprised of the 
various striking features, adding considerable 
comedy to his talk. With CofTey the prin- 
cipal contender for the heavyweight honor* 
now held by Jess Willard, the picture should 
pull Interest anywhere, but In and around 
New York, where his publicity has had the ex- 
pected result, it should prove an exception- 
ally good buy. Wynn. 

THE MAN WHO CAME BACK. 

"The Man who Came Back" ran wild long 
before the man went away. It Is a three-part 
feature of the United Film Service. It was 
undoubtedly a buy and to all appearances a 
cheap one for the United as it runs so far 
beyond the imagination of the directors that 
no audience could even make final head or 
tail of the feature. The story starts with one 
Franklyn Roberts receiving help from a Mr. 
Martin to rebuild his factory. One caption 
says the directors are inspecting the factory 
and shows a body of men taking a drink from 
a punch-bowl in a room quickly thrown to- 
gether for the refreshments. For reasons best 
known to only the scenario script Martin re- 
called his notes. Of course Roberts had only 
one way to turn and here several long-worded 
captions having construction that no cosmo- 
politan audience ever could make out were 
flashed Raying that "despicable revenge for an 
old grievance" had "blighted hopes" and "he 
. . . seeks oblivion." One sees him approach 
the water's edge and the surmise is that he 
committed suicide. Roberts' son Stanton, left to 
face the creditors, declares his father was 
bonest and that he would make good his debts. 
So he goes to the South African gold fields. 
June 30 the S. S. Transvaal was reported 
foundering on the Coast of Somewhere and 
one sees the waters rippling In the moonlight 
or sunlight or some light with a caption say- 
ing the waves dash to and fro where the 
Transvaal went down. Mrs. Roberts is killed 
by the shock and her baby Is cared for by a 
neighbor, Mrs. Wild. The baby becomes La 
Marqulta, a stage dancer, after 20 years hav» 
passed. Roger Martin, son of Vlnceent Mar- 
tin, who loaned all the money to rebuild the 
factory which no one hears of again during 
the picture unfolding, sees the dancer and of 
course falls in love with her. Oh, yes, a re- 
hearsal Is shown and It didn't say where or 
why but the girls were in bare legs and the 
supposition is that La Marqulta was the one 
giving the instructions in ballet dancing. Old 
man Martin offers La Marqulta a check for 
$2r>,000 if she will go away and let his son 
alone. She tears up the check but decides 
that Bhe and Mrs. Wild will go to South 
Africa for a concert. And right here one would 
like to know what kind of a concert hall such 
a famous dancer as La Marqulta would go 
where she'd put ■,.. -ttln«» outfit, do a 

Russian stepping rout' ■•• ou a I iom floor, 
so it looked like >m ■' ■ y the I i ogle her 
at will. Some o' th»> i:*'.t!<.rm > re supposed 
to cover a lot oi work f< the «tireetor and 
cameras. For li.BUinco :i v ish is made that 
"Maud Sterling, i ;■•<•. r<;t igent of Vincent 
Martin's." Ih ab(..,rd t'v- ■. ime ship that the 
dancer and her :ost« - mother are on and a 
picture of a ship r»n tr i wntrr is s own. Again 
the captions t of Mnml'M .iirty work 
in the African deserts bu ono doesn't see 
Maud until some tin to? Maud has fallen 
In love with La if arquf i s father who Is 
known there In the g< '<. Melds as Treberson. 



Treberson meets his daughter. There's a rush 
for new claims and Treb takes a short cut 
and wins first pick. The rush was very un- 
natural. Young Stanton Roberts, now old, 
strikes it rich. Just when one was getting 
ready to watch oil pour forth in great abun- 
dance when one is supposed to be looking at 
a gold mine scene the caption comes — "Later 
in Paris." Here Roberts, disguised as a be- 
whiskered man, hands Martin a little surprise. 
Here the operator cranked the picture so fast 
on the screen that one loses sight of the cap- 
tions altogether, servants were whisked in 
and out of view and the life of the Martins 
and Robertses becomes so muddled that the 
"30" sign was flashed with young Martin 
and La Marqulta doing a close embrace. Pic- 
ture poorly photographed, poorly directed and 
poorly acted. Even where they stand for the 
rankest of film action this picture goes all to 
pieces. Mark. 

GHOSTS. 

There's bound to be divided opinion upon 
U hosts ' as a picture play. Henrik Ibsen 
set 'em thinking when he wrote "Ghosts" and 
when it was produced as a play stirred up a 
hornet's nest. In certain sections of this 
country this picture is going to have some of 
the censors burning the midnight oil in sizing 
up each angle with some perhaps pronouncing 
it unlit for the public. Other censors will 
aver that it has a powerful moral and teaches 
a lesson from which the younger generation 
can reap a lasting benefit. When the Ma- 
jestic hopped upon Ibsen for picture material 
and selected "ghosts" for a Mutual Master- 
piece it picked out a tough bird. No mat- 
ter who picturized it and no matter who di- 
rected it the Majestic comes as close as any- 
body toward making a wonderful adaptation 
of a very morbid, grewsome subject. It is 
not the type that the average movie fan rel- 
ishes. The leading character is a whiskey- 
besotted, diseased- bod led type who persists In 
living a rotten life and marrying against the 
wishes of the family physician and whose sin 
is visited upon the children. In Captain 
Alving the Majestic found Henry Walthall 
one of the few men who could do the role 
justice before the camera. It's a thankless 
part, yet Walthall rose to the occasion. After 
the Captain dies. Walthall enacts the role of 
the son, Oswald, who has inherited his 
father's craving for drink, has unmistakable 
symptoms of epilepsy and looks upon the weak- 
er sex as only objects to satisfy his lust. 
And then comes the awful, bitter realization 
when the family physician stops his wedding 
to Reglna, a neighbor's daughter, and in- 
forms the contracting parties the bride-to-be 
is none other than Oswald's half-sister, Os- 
wald's father having had illegitimate relations 
with his friend's wife. Then follows a wild 
period of mortal pain and anguish, an In- 
satiable whiskey thirst and a recurrence of 
almost the same lustful moments his father 
had gone through before. And then Oswald 
commits suicide in one of the most impressive 
scenes Walthall has ever gone through before 
the camera. Every bit of expression is real- 
istically and naturally registered in dramatic 
action by him. There are some things, 
though, hard to understand in this picture. 
Probably the greatest is that Oswald's mother, 
knowing that her husband's life was made a 
veritable hell on earth continued to have de- 
canters of whiskey and liquors of every kind 
at the boy's elbows. Walthall does several 
bully "drunken scenes," but it's his work in 
the closing reel that stood out. The staging 
is splendid, the house party interiors as well 
as (he wedding scene and the burning of the 
orphanage being most effectively set. Mary 
Alden was Mrs. Alving but appeared to be 
working under restraint. Loretta Blake did 
some excellent work as Regina. As a fea- 
ture "Ghosts" was well done but it will not 
send one home in a light, happy frame of 
mind. Mark. 

THE SPENDTHRIFT. 

The picturized version of Porter Emerson 
Browne's play is bound to mate a good fea- 
ture for exhibition In the better grade of 
houses although It is evident the producers 
did their utmost to jinx the affair through 
faulty casting and indifferent direction. The 
lead Is handled by Irene Fenwick, but the 
honors of the feature rightly belong to Matty 
Ferguson, who created in this production one 
of the sweetest character parts ever shown 
on a screen. The balance of the cast carried 
a decidedly small quantity of the personality 
and in several instances ran somewhat agog of 
the type appropriate for their roles. This was 
particularly noticeable In the part handled by 
John Nicholson, supposedly the attorney and 
confidential adviser of Richard Ward (Cyril 
Keightlet). Nicholson looked built for heavier 
work along a dramatic line. Grace Leigh In 
a small bit added some eomedy to the story 
and looked sufficiently good for a better role. 
The whole story, action and situations hinged 
around Miss Ferguson's section, however, and 
whatever success Is attained by this feature 
can be properly credited to her excellent ef- 
forts. The theme follows the original Idea 
of Browne's play, showing the experiences of 
the foolhardy young wife of a broker, her 
reckless mismanagement of house and money 
eventually throwing him into bankruptcy. Then 
follows the arrival of the second man from 
whom she borrows enough gold to tide over 
her husband, lying as to the source of her 
supply. The truth naturally becomes known 
and with it suspicion and miBtrust, the In- 
evitable separation following a bedroom scene 
which was arranged by the suspicious hus- 
band. Then the period of hardship through 
which the wife labors In a factory for a small 
weekly wage and finally ber discovery and the 
reconciliation. The aunt (Miss Ferguson), 
wealthy, wise, lovable in her own way, but 
a pupil of the old school and a stickler for 



discipline and thrift, kept the story well cen- 
tered, broke up the complications occasionally 
and threw a dash of comedy through the dra- 
matic periods, otherwise pulling the screen 
version up to its proper parallel. The inter- 
iors are well furnished, but cannot be credited 
as excellent from a photographic standpoint. 
.The exteriors, particularly those depicting the 
western property, look natural and likewise 
good. "The Spendthrift" can be accepted as 
a good feature anywhere for it carries the 
interest and with it the moral, while at the 
same time It deals with a big national ques- 
tion. The details generally pass the average 
patron unnoticed and those contained in this 
reel that call for criticism from the trained 
eye will probably never cause anyone any 
uneasiness, least of all the fllm fan. It's In 
six reels and is being handled by George 
Kleine. Wynn. 

MYSTERY OF THE DIAMOND BELT. 

After looking at this four-part Apex fllm one 
feels thankful that such a Scotland Yard 
sleuth as Sexton Blake has such a faithful 
handy bower around as Harry and that he 
owned such a valuable man hunter as Pedro, 
a dog, that just knew where to go when 
Harry dragged him along with a leash. Once 
the dog was turned loose but he didn't travel 
very far in front of the camera alone. The 
jewelry firm of J. Brahm & Sons engages a 
stenographer, Nora, and this same Nora's 
father Is the chief of a band of thieves. Nora 
learns the Brahms buy a diamond belt for 
$10,000 and her dad forces her to tell him 
about it. Nora's father is then named Mars- 
den and he makes up as the bogus Lord Cosmo 
Rupert. A trap is set and when young Brahm, 
who, by the way, falls for Nora very hard, 
comes to the hotel with the belt, a trick table 
sends the belt down a hole in the floor to the 
thieves below. Mighty shabby looking table and 
room furnishings for such a hotel as the front 
implies in another view. Sleuthy Blake is 
called in. He makes up as a cab driver after 
his man Harry and dog Pedro had done a 
bad job of running down the scent and in a 
later scene Marsden's party lassoes Blake and 
puts him in a secret dungeon from whence he 
escapes through the aid of his dog and assist- 
ant. A long chase ensues after Blake tries 
to corner them. Over housetops and through 
water they go with the law triumphant in the 
end. Meanwhile Nora decides to begin life 
anew and is about to leave the homeplace when 
Jack Brahm enters. Jack tells the detect 
that she is to become his future wife. The 
picture ends with Blake burning up a letter 
that Nora had left for her villainous father. 
Picture jumps and bumps along with a few 
thrills at the finish that will keep the fea- 
ture above the pits in the meller-lovlng 
neighborhoods. Photography by no means a 
gem of art nor the acting perfection yet for 
the price no doubt asked for this multipled- 
reeler one can expect little more. Mark. 



THE DARKENING TRAIL 

As a melodrama of the old school, "The 
Darkening Trail" stands In first place. There 
are embodied In Its story all of the component 
parts that went to make the old thrillers a 
success with the masses. There Is the rich 
young man about town who ruins a depart- 
ment store girl and then to escape retribution 
runs away to Alaska, where his handsome face 
and form and affected mannerisms win him 
the heart of the belle of the mining camp 
(who keeps the general store) and be mar- 
ries her. The marriage Is not performed be- 
cause he wills It but rather because of the 
fact that a former admirer of the girl forces 
it. Then the ne'er-do-well falls Into a Ufa 
of dissipation that finally causes the death 
of the wife. On her death bed she begs her 
handsome husband not to leave her go alone 
and this speech is overheard by the old ad- 
mirer, who immediately resolves that her last 
wish shall be granted If It Is within his power 
to bring about its fulfillment. Therefore, be 
takes his trusty six-shooter and dispatches 
the husband along the darkening trail. The 
feature is in four reels and is one of the 
Mutual Master Picture releases. It Is a Thos. 
H. I nee production by the New York Motion 
Picture Co. The story was written by C. 
Gardner Sullivan and Wm. S. Hart is the 
principal player, his support being Knld Mar- 
key. Mr. Hart plays the role of Yukon Ed, 
the admirer, with a certain feeling that makes 
it stand out as the one big thing in the pic- 
ture. Miss Markey as Ruby McGraw, the belle 
of the mining camp, Is also capable. It Is the 
story rather than the acting, production or 
direction that causes the feature to fall Into 
the mediocre class. "The Darkening Trail" 
is best pulted for the cheap houses. Fred. 



HOW CALLAHAN CLEANED UP 
LITTLE HELL 

A three-reel Sellg without a woman lead. 
Plenty of action of the rough and tumble 
variety. Callahan is an honest police captain 
and Is threatened by politicians. The story 
starts with him refusing to release a pick- 
pocket crony of a ward heeler, caught In the 
act of bag-snatching. This refusal brings 
about Callahan's removal to the "Little Hell" 
district, the worst locality In the city. In his 
new district the political bosses make their 
rail to buy Callahan. They find this Impos- 
sible. Their holdings In the neighborhood are 
threatened, and a general consultation Is called 
In order to decide upon a plan to heat the cop. 
Callahan Is in financial trouble, his daughter 
111, and a mortgage on his home due. The 
grafters learn of the mortgage and And the 
owner of It. They inform him that unless he 
refuses to grant Callahan a renewal that his 
property In "Little Hell" will be taken from 
him owing to It being occupied by questionable 
tenants. The day of foreclosure Is at hand 
and the police captain Is without funds to 



meet the mortgage. The politicians are there 
with the ready coin if be will be one of them. 
He refuses, and just at the opportune minute 
one of the detectives of his former precinct 
brings in enough money to pay off the mort- 
gage which had been gathered from the cap- 
tain's friends when they heard that he was in 
trouble. This puts an end to his financial 
problem, and active work in cleaning up 
"Little Hell" takes place. The picture ends 
with the police captain and the leading gang- 
ster of the neighborhood becoming friends 
with the latter joining the minion of the law 
in his endeavor to overthrow vice. For gang 
lights and police raids this three-reeler suf- 
fices. A cast with more tough-looking men 
would be hard to assemble. Callahan Is ca- 
pably played by Thomas Santchisisa, leading 
man who believes in action. His tight scenes 
are the most realistic seen on the screen. 
Lafayette McKee and R. C. McComas, as poli- 
ticians, were the right types. Richard Le 
Strang, as a tough gangster, did cleverly. 
Supers aplenty are used throughout. A police 
story that makes an interesting three-reeler. 



IN THE TEARS OF FAMINE. 

The Vltagraph turned out this three-reeler 

with a wealth of beautiful snow scenes but 

with little else. The story is laid In the north 

woods. Jan, a fearless young man, travels 

from post to post, and when the picture starts 
his life is endangered owing to a plague In 
that part of the country. He finds the differ- 
ent cabins all showing the red flag as sign that 
the plague is prevalent. It Is a great hardship 
for him to And these places closed, as In his 
wanderings they form his places of shelter and 
food. In one of the cabins he sees a little 
child's face In the window. He enters and 
finds a dead father on the bed and a child In 
tears. He takes the little girl In bis arms and 
leaves. They make a camp and he contracts 
the disease, but she nurses him, and he Is 
finally brought back to full strength. They 
return to the settlement, and he sends the girl 
to the city to be educated, it takes five years, 
but the fllm does not lose a second, just a time- 
lapse plate being used. She returns from the 
city a young woman. The man's heart warms 
toward her. Another young man also seeks 
her hand. The two men leave on a trip, leav- 
ing the girl behind. She slips a note Into the 
pack of her early benefactor, but it happ«a> 
to go into the other suitor's, which says tbat 
she will marry him when he returns. He does 
not And this until the two had been in camp 
find he shows it to Jan. Later they have their 
sled and dogs stolen by an Indian and set 
out to catch the thief. Jan falls and hurts 
himself. He is unable to go any further and 
so he tells his partner to go back to the 
settlement and take the girl for his wife. 
This he does but upon getting back she tells 
him that the note was not for blm. A search- 
ing party Is sent out immediately of which 
she is a member. They soon rescue Jan who 
is near the point of death. The cast Includes 
James Morrison and Dorothy Kelly in the 
leading parts. The story Is not up to the 
standard. The natural scenery has been de- 
pended upon entirely. 



THE DEVIL'S PROFESSION. 

London, May 18. 
A special private exhibition of the Arrow 
Film Com. 'a three-part screen drama, "The 
Devil's Profession," was glv« u at the Shaftes- 
bury Pavilion this morning, it Is adapted 
from a novel written by Mrs. Wentworth- 
James. The central character la an unscru- 
pulous alienist, who conducts a sanitarium for 
the demented, but which Is in reality a prison 
where people willing to pay the price can have 
those who are In this way shipped there and 
kept under the constant Influence of drugs. The 
doctor's "long suit" is the hyperdermlc Injection 
of hyoclne. Eventually he Is exposed but one of 
his patients "boffs" him In the face with a 
bottle of vitriol, which blinds him and while 
In this condition he falls out of a window and 
Is killed. It Is a nice cheerful little tale 
along these lines, and shows that every time 
a patient gets a jab of dope, he or she begins 
to rave and tear about The moral seems to 
be that conducting such a sanitarium is a 
very profitable enterprise. The role of the 
doctor calls for a lot of "eye acting," which 
is capably Interpreted by Rohan Clensy "The 
Devil's Profession" is a "nlcolet" feature. 

Jolo. 

THE BOTTLE. 

London, May 26. 
It can be emphatically stated with small 
fear of contradiction that Albert Chevalier 
has proved himself to be one of the best 
actors who has ever appeared before the 
camera. His performance of Cyrus Blenkarn 
In the London Fllm Co.'s production of "The 
Middleman" appears to have created some- 
what of a sensation In fllmdom In the United 
Kingdom. He has now followed this up with 
a Hepworth production In three reels, entitled 
"The Bottle/' written by Arthur Shirley. It 
Is a "fat" part that could be well played by 
any character actor, but Chevalier does far 
more than that with It. Ho portrays a work- 
man, the father of a family, who falls a vic- 
tim to the drink habit and Anally dies of. 
delirium tremens. His performance Is a tri- 
umph In the art of facial expression and will 
add considerably to his reputation as an actor. 
The entire production Is capably staged by 
Cecil M. Hepworth and the lighting Is good. 
While there Is nothing especially new or 
unique In the story, the performance of Chev- 
alier's makes "The Bottle" a high grade fea- 
ture. /©I©. 



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FILM FLASHES 



Max Plobn and his partner, Max Blm- 
berg, have taken over the Broadway (103d 
street and Broadway). 

"The Reception of the J aeons' was staged 
by Jamea Coo ley. 

Eddie Dillon has recovered bis stolen run- 
about. 



A. W. Qoff is In charge of the V-L-8-E 
branch In Cleveland. 



Director Capellanl of the World will make 
The Impostor" with Jose Collins. 



Another big film concern had its phone 
cut off laat week. 



Elmer Booth plans to stick to pictures all 
next season. 



Francella Bllllngton Is considered one ef 
the beat dressed women In pictures. 

The filming of "The Garden of Allah" Is 
well under way. 



The Paramount ha* Issued buttons as a new 
advertising dodge. 



Dorothy Farnum, the artist's model, will 
be In "The Cub" on the World program. 

James Arbuckle, a brother of Macklyn 
Arbuckle, Is with the Mutual on the Coast. 



Charles Cleary. who has been 111, Is back 
again. 



Dorothy Olsh has a new pet, a cat named 
Tlbby Olsh which she has started to use In 
pictures. 



"When the Mind Bleeps" has Myrtle Tan- 
nehlll featured. 



Morosco has completed Its latest feature, 
"The Wild Olive," which has Myrtle Bted- 
man and Forrest Stanley. 

Two real houses were burned In the mak- 
ing of Oulda's "Trlcotrln" which George 
Selgmann staged. 



The Pittsburgh branch of the V-L-S-B has 
a projection room of Its own. 



Kathlyn Williams plays the feminine lead 
In the Sellg feature of Edward E. Rose's 
piece, "The Rosary." 



"The Boul of Broadway" Is the name of the 
Pox feature with Valeska Buratt. 



The Ramo studio at Flushing, L. I., haH 
been completed. 



When Giles Warren became too 111 to ap- 
pear In "Payment In Full" Director Joseph 
Belmont stepped In and finished the role. 



Blllle West Is featured In "United Again" 
which has a train wreck as the climax. 



The kid parts In "The Old Batch" were 
taken by Paul Willis and Mildred Harrla. 



The Premo Is producing "The Master 
Hand" by Carrol Fleming with Nat Good- 
win starred. 



Thomas Holding Is under contract to the 
Famous Players for an Indefinite period. 

Charlotte Ives will be In support of John 
Barrymore In the Famous Players produc- 
tion of "The Dictator." 



Marguerite Clark will be In the title role 
of "Molly Make-Believe" when that book 1h 
put in film form by the Famous Players. 



Anna Pavlowa and her Ballet will appear 
In an elght-reelcr, Universal. 



Bill Desmond 'ias slKnud with Morosco for 
feature work. 



In the new R-M feature "The Fox Wo- 
man," the leads are played by Elmer Clif- 
ton, Teddy Sampson and Bert Hadley. 

Hopp Hadley has his Hup under such con- 
trol that he can run upon the sidewalk 
when any of the bigger enrs come by. 

Hobart Boa worth is to be starred In a 
new five-part feature entitled "The Scarlet 
Sin," which Otis Turner Ih directing. 

Lois Meredith Is back from the Coast where 
she played the feminine lead In "Help 
Wanted/' 



The Orpbeum, Allcntown, Pa., opened May 
31, with Pa-amount picture* during the sum- 
mer months. 



Lasky has Lou Tellegrn for a sorles of pic- 
ture*. This will be his first try at screen 
work. 



The press department of the Trement theatre. 
Boston, announces "The Birth of a Nation" 
will stay in Boston notwithstanding the agita- 
tion against It. 



Henry Walthall Is moving again. He has 
just signed a nice fat contract to do leads 
in featuree for Bsaanay. 



Fred Holderman, manager of the New 
York exchange of the United, Is making a 
trip through New York State in the Interests 
of bit concern. 



Thomas Jefferson has been on the Coast 
making "The Old Clothes Shop" which will 
also have Jessie Busklrk, W. E. Lawrence, 
Veeter Perry and Alice Field in the cast. 



A feature of "The Patriot and the Spy." 
a four-part feature, will be night scenes on 
which the camera men claim some new 
angles. 



Oertrude Bondhlll In Detroit with the 

Vaughan O laser stock company will leave 

shortly to Join' the picture forces under Otis 
B. Thayer at Colorado Springs. 

Theresa L. Martin is being featured on 
the road In what is termed Recltograpb 
Pictures. The subject at present la "Cur- 
few Shall Not Ring Tonight." 

D'Orvllle Reese, formerly In stock has been 
engaged by the Paramount to lecture with 
the Salisbury Wild Life pictures over the 
Orpbeum Circuit He's now on the Job. 

The first of the new U features which 
0. A. C. Lund Is making Is a flve-reeler, 
"Just Jim." with the leads enacted by Harry 
Carey and Jean Tsylor. 

In the Morosco feature, "The Rug Maker's 
Daughter," Maud Allan, the classical dan- 
cer, is to have a prominent part. She does 
three dances before the camera. 



The new Path* batch of Elaine episodes, 
featuring Lionel Barrymore, have been en- 
titled ^The Romance of Elaine" which will 
be the concluding chapters of the Exploit* 

Richard Rldgely. Edison director. Is work- 
ing upon another three-part feature, hav- 
ing finished three other features, namely. 
"The Wrong Woman." "The Deadly Mate" 
and "Van Kellers." 

Ths Equitable Film Co. hau been formed 
with H. G. Segal, formerly manager New 
York office of the world, and Henry Randel, 
of the Shubert forces, as its executive heads. 

Edna Mayo baa been entrusted with the 

lead In the film version of "The Blindness 

of Virtue," the Cosmo Hamilton play, by 
Esaanay. 

Jacob Wllk, the World's preen agent, went 
down to the Reading, Pa., convention this 
week to see that the world was not neglected 
In the press representation. 

The Brooklyn Dally Eagle baa started a 
picture section In Its Sunday edition, and Its 
picture department printed some live news 
in Its first attempt 

Flavia Arcaro. regularly engaged by the 
Empress played with William Farnum In 
the making of "The Plunderer" uurlng a 

layoff of the Empress players. 

< 

E. H. Golden, president of the Superba, will 
leave New York the latter part of June to 
take a company of players to California. He 
will also direct a picture at the Los Angelee 
fair. 



It's announced that following the feature 
of "Bella Donna" by the Famous Players. 
Pauline Frederick Is to play the principal 
feminine parts In "Zaza" and "Sold." 

Henry Walthall, now with the Griffith 
forces, Is starring In "Pillars of Society," 
adapted from Ibsen's story. Mrs. Josephine 
C rowel 1 and Dorothy Olsh also have Impor- 
tant roles. 



It'a announced via Pete Schmld that Mo- 
rocco baa selected "As ths Years Go By" 
as the feature for Cyril Maude's first film 
work. Lenere Ulrlch Is to play opposite 
Maude In the picture. 

John Emerson le a full-fledged producer 
and hie first subject Is "Old Heidelberg," 
which he Is doing for the R-M forces. This 
le In four reels with the principal roles 
enacted by Dorothy Olsh and Wallace Reld. 

For the first time In the history of the 
Santa Clara College, Santa Clara, Cal., films 
were made of the Jesuit priests at mass. It 
Is also thought that It Is the first time in 
the history of the Jesuit Order that Its mem- 
bers were ever photographed at mass. 

June 1 In San Francisco, Vernon Galloway 
(nonprofessional) was granted a dlvoroe 



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JUNE 14— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— His Obligation, 2-reel dr, A; 
Keystone title not announced ; The Old Batch, 
dr, Rel. 

GENERAL— A Romance of Old California, 
dr, B ; When the Mind 81eeps, 3- reel dr, K ; 
"The Valley of the Shadow," (11th of the 
Road O' Strife Series), dr, L; Letters En- 
tangled, 2-reel dr, and Hearst-Sellg News 
Pictorial No. 47, 8 ; "Mr. Jarr and the Ladles' 
Cup" (11th of the Jarr Series), com, V; 
Whose Waa the Shame, dr, S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— The Oyster Dredger, 2-reel 
dr, Vic; The Riddle of the Silk Stockings, 
com. I ; A Duke for a Day, com, J. 

UNITED— Brand Blotters, 2-reel dr. Ideal. 



JUNE 15— TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Country Girls, 2-reel cora- 
dr, T ; Pirates Bold, com, Maj ; The Molly- 
coddle, com-dr, Be. 

GENERAL— Mrs. Van Alden'a Jewels, 2- 
reel dr, D ; Raakey's Road Show, com, K ; 
Capturing Bad Bill, and Caught with the 
Goods, split-reel com, L; The Heart of the 
Sheriff, dr, 8 ; The Little Doll's Dressmaker, 
2-reel dr, V; The Little Deceiver, 3-reel dr. 
S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— In the Shadows of the Pyr- 
amids (3d of the "Under the Crescent" 
series). 2-reel dr, O 8; The Last Act, dr, 
Rx ; On tils Wedding, com, N. 

UNITED — The New Photographer, com. 
Sup. 

JUNE 16— WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL— His Mualcal Cook, com, A ; Hits 
Superficial Wife, 2-reel dr, Br; The House- 
maid, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL— The Vanishing Vase, 2-reel dr, 
K; The Insurrection, 3-reel dr, L; A Tragedy 
In Panama, dr, 8; Cartoons In the Parlor, 
cartoon-corn, E; Essanay title not an- 
nounrcd ; Philanthropic Tommy, com-dr. V. 

UNIVERSAL— The Snow Girl. 3-reel dr, 
LI* ; Universal Anlmj ed Weekly, No. 171. U 

UNITED- The Turning Point. 2-r»*1 dr, 
Kmp. 



JUNE 17— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Boul of Phyra, 2-reel dr, 
Dom ; Keystone title not announced ; Mutual 
Weekly, No. 24, M. 

General — His Ward's Scheme, com-dr, B ; 
From Champion to Tramp, 2-reel dr, L; His 
Father's Rifle. 3-reel dr, and Hearst-Sellg 
News Pictorial. No. 48, S ; To the Death, dr, 
V ; The Broken Pledge, com. S-A ; A Mixup 
in Males, eom, Ml. 

UNIVERSAL— Into the Light, 2-reel dr. 
Rx ; The Second Beginning, dr, B U ; The 
Panzer Troupe, photo-vaudeville, and The 
Wizard of The Animals, educ, split-reel, P. 

UNITED — An Accidental Parson, com. 
Luna ; The Hungry Boarders, com, Star. 

JUNE lft^FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL— In the Valley, dr, T; Ebenezer 
Explains, and Little Herman, split-reel com, 
F ; The Secret of Lost River, 2-reel dr, K B. 

GENERAL— Love In an Apartment Hotel, 
dr, B ; Rival Walters, com, and The Eagle 
Owl, zoology, split-reel, K ; The Bridge of 
Sighs, dr, L; The Working of a Moracle, 
3-reel dr, B ; A Mistake ln Typesetting, 00m. 
V ; Broncho Billy and the Land Grabber, dr, 
S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— The Downfall of Potta. com, 
N; The White Terror, 4-reel dr, I. 

UNITED— Lilly of the Valley. 2-rel dr. 
Prem. 



JUNE 19— SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Old Clothes Shop. 2-reel 
dr, Rel ; Keystone title not announced ; Not 
a Ghost of a Show, com, R. 

GENERAL— The Way Out. dr. B ; Near 
Eternity (32nd of the "Hazards of Helen" 
series), dr, K: A Safe Investment, com, L; 
The Angel of Spring, dr, S ; Mlas Jeyklll and 
the Madame Hyde. 3-reel dr, V ; The Cor- 
poral's Daughter, dr, E; Vain Justice, 2-reel 
dr. 8-A. 

UNIVERSAL— One Man's Evil, 2-reel dr, 
P.101 ; Her Mysterious Escort, dr, P ; At the 
ningvllle Barbecue, com, J. 

UNITED— Out of the Silence, 2-reel dr. 
Lar. 



from his wife, Virginia. In his osmplalsM 
tallswaj averred his wife remained est late 
at nights alter she task as picture acting 

Paula Shay and Al. Bwenson are now play 
ing leads with the Eastern Company at 
Providence. Miss Shay was formerly with 
the Lester Lonergan and Malley-Denlaon 
stocks at Lynn and Lawrence, Mass., re- 
spectively. 



J. E. Donelly who conducts a picture place 
in Terre Haute, lnd., haa fixed the price of 
his children's matinees on Saturday at one 
cent and a potato for the klda. A number 
la given each child, the lucky one getting 
the potatoes. 



Irving Cummlngs had his arm bruised ln 
the making of the third chapter of "A Dia- 
mond From the Sky." John William Kel- 
Iette, author of "The Patriot and the Spy," 
had hia left hand Injured ln the bursting of 
a bomb ln one of the war acenee. 

Luke Connesa la back ln New York. He 
went up to Canada where he exploited the 
Conness-TUl Film Co. The studios of the 
concern burned the other day and with busi- 
ness in Canada off because of the war, Con- 
nees deemed It beet to return to Manhattan. 



The Essanay Is working upon the "Inter- 
iors" of the Charlea Hoyt farce, "A Bunch 
of Keys." in the cast are June Keith, Wil- 
liam Burress and Johnny Blavln. This same 
company la alao to make "A Tin Soldier" for 
the Essanay feature list. 

A. F. Beck, who managed the Universal 
branches ln 8L Louis and Kansas City, haa 
left the Mound City to succeed Orrln 8. 
Goan ln the New York offices of the United 
Film Service." O. H. Christoffers, formerly 
with the World, has taken charge of the 
United* office In Buffalo. 



The Superba Company announces a new 
burlesque version of "Trilby" as Its next 
picture, Edith Thornton to play Trilby with 
her feet In shoes 24 inches long. This 
"Trilby" subject means a change of Superba 
policy for the present, comedies being the 
make for an Indefinite period. 

Work le well under way by the Metro 
upon Its first Francis Bushman feature, "The 
Second ln Command." In support of Bush- 
man la Margarita Snow, Helen Dunbar, Eve- 
lyn Greeley and Lester Cuneo. Fred Bals- 
hofer, who la president of the Quality Pic- 
tures, is personally looking after the west- 
ern studios. 



Marshall W. Taggart. president of the 
Gotham Film Co. enters denial that the Reel 
Photoplay Co., has arranged to release Its 
features through the Gotham program. He. 
also wishes It known that Bernard Levey, of 
the Reel Co., Is ln no way connected with the 
Gotham forces. 



Mrs. Dorothy Van Arsdale, reported aa a 
picture actress from Montreal, tried to com- 
mit auiclde twice Monday and was taken to 
Bellevue where she was held aa a prisoner 
on the charge of attempting suicide. Mrs. 
Van Arsdale haa a nine-months' old baby 
which le being looked after pending the trial 
of the mother. 



The studios of the Oaumont, at Flushing, 
have been enlarged and a new outdoor stage 
has been placed ln position. The Empress 
Company is now working at the Flushing 

61ant, the first picture being "In Leash," with 
larlan Swayne featured. The new Flushing 
outdoor stage will permit the placement of 12 
sets of scenery at one time. Joseph Lever- 
ing, ln addition to directing, will play leads. 

The V-L-8-E has opened an office ln St. 
Louis with 8. W. Hatch In charge. I. Van 
Ronkel, who baa been placed in command of 
the Chicago branch, was at one time presi- 
dent and general manager of the American 
Film Service. George Balsdon has been ap- 
pointed general manager for the New Eng- 
land territory and will take up his duties at 
once. 



"The Firing Line," which has been Tun- 
ing through two volumes, and has been got- 
ten out by the World Film each week aa "a 
help to Its employes," has been discontinued. 
Jake Wllk announces that the salesmen will 
hereafter receive personal bulletins from Mr. 
Selznick wherein he ran communicate some 
things to their minds that could not be 
printed to advantage In n»mphlet~rform and 
absorbed by the general public 

The Headline Amusement Company Is go- 
ing to make a scries of "Pee Wee" comedies 
with a company of Lilliputians headed by 
Will Archie. The Pee Wee photoplayera will 
establish a Little Folk colony on Long 
Island, according to E. Rosenbaum's (Jr.) 
press announcement, a plot of 15 acres to 
be purchased for that purpose. Of course 
this tract of land will Include the studios 
of the Headline Amusement Company. With 
Archie will be Jlmmle Roren, Herbert Rice, 
J. R. Smith, Leila Coutna, Mrs. General Tom 
Thumb and second husband, Count Magri. 

The World Film this week completed plans 
for the adding of a new district to Its list 
of four. In the future the former Central 
district will be divided Into two, one known 
as the Western Central and the other as the 
Eastern Central. Dcnham Palmer, connected 
with the Western office, will be the new 
Eastern Central manager. E. Auger will be 
mnnngcr of the Western division of the 
Uontral. With this new plan two new offices 
will be opened. 



VARIETY 



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BILLS NEXT WEEK. 
(#Mts»i« trass Fag* if.) 



fait 

PANTAOBB (m) 
(Opea Wed Mat) 
"Garden of Rajah" 
Florence Modena Co 
Barber ft Jackson 
Aiken Plgg * D 
Three Bhentons 



PANTAOBB (m) 
Tate's Motoring 
Von Klein ft Olbeon 
Curtle 4 Hebard 
Taylor A Arnold 
Nolan A Nolan 
Johnson Howard A L 

Bam Ffraaclaaa. 

ORPHBUM 
(Open Bun Mat) 
Kremka Broe 
Marie Nordstrom 
P A L Bruch 
Fisher A Green 
Hymack 

Haveman's Animals 
Branson A Baldwin 
EMPRESS Moew) 
(Sunday Opening) 
Dixon Bisters 
Lee Berth 

"Her Name Is Dennis" 
WUklns A WUklns 
Two Alex 

PANTAOBB (m) 
(Opens Sun Mat) 
Tony Florens Tro 
Stuart 

"Childhood Days" 
Carletta 
Antrim A Vale 

Sehaaaatady, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Ed Bstus 
Ethel May Barker 
Davit A Duval 
Johnson A Buckley 
Clayton A Lennle 
Dore's Belles 

2d half 
Mullen A Oerald 
Bert K Forrest 
Those 3 Olrls 
John P Wade Co 
Cummtngs ft Gladys 
Barrows M A Mllo 



Mealy A Barr Twins 
"Princeton A Tale" 
Burk A McDonald 
Carl Demarest 
(Two to fill) 

Traataa* H. J. 

TAYLOR O H (ubo) 
The Tusners 
Peg Rosedale Co 
DeVoe A West 
Frank Terry 
Farrell Taylor 3 

2d half 
Lynch « Zeller 
"Vacation Days" 
Burke A Burke 
Dolly Morrlssey 
BoretU A Antoinette 

Troy* M. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Norman Bros 
Frank A Georgia 
Bert K Forrest 
Chevalier A Marshall 
Oonne A Lewsey 
Dore Opera Co 
2d half 
Flying Rogers 
I^argay A Snee 
Lillian Devere 
Tom DaTles Co 
Naldy A Naldy 
Dore Opera Co 



▼•■•••war* B. O. 

PANTAOES (m) 
Primrose Minstrels 
Early A Lalght 
Chartres A Halllday 
Arllne 

Rhoda A Crampton 
The Bremens 

Victoria. »» O. 

PANTAOES (m) 
6 KIrksmlth 81s 
Cornell Corley Co 
Halley A Noble 
3 Weber Sis 
Passing Revue 3 
Flying Fishers 



EMPRESS (loew) 
Shaw A Lee 
Elisabeth Cutty 
"Everybody" 
Geo. Yeoman 
(One to nil) 

PANTAOES (m) 
Tom Linton Olrls 
King Thornton Co 
Eddie Ross 
Msye A Addis 
LaToska 
Joue Quong Tai 



PANTAGES (m) 
(Opens Sun. Mat.) 

Ethel Davis Co 

Jessie Hayward Co 

Rogers A Wiley 

Neus A Eldrld 

Blgelow Campbell ft R 

Spriaarfleld, Mass). 
PALACE (ubo) 
Two Loews 
Harry Cutler 
Francis P Bent 
Whitfield A Ireland 
"Mile a Minute" 

2d half 
Pike A Calamo 
Cbas A Ida Latham 
Humorous Four 
"Royal Cabaret" 

Spiinarleld, Mo. 

JEFFERSON (wva) 
Kale A Indetta 
2d half 
Three Lublns 



PANTAOES (m) 
Sarah Padden Co 
Friend ft Downing 
Dorothy Vaughan 
West A VanSlclen 
Rnndow Trio 
Tshlkawa Japs 

•salada 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Turner ft Grace 
Harry Sanber 
Fred Thomas Co 
Elsie White 
Klein A A Nicholson 
"Aurora of Light" 

Taraato 

HIPPODROME (ubo) 
Alfred Farrell 
Leroy ft Cahlll 
Musical Parshleys 
Weston ft Clare 
"netween Trains" 
Anna Chandler 
Fvrept's M^nkovs 

8CARRO BEACH 

(ubo) 
3 Oxfords 

YONOE ST ( loew) 
Francis ft Ross 
Mr * Mr« CinUn 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Keith ft DeMont 
Craig Campbell 
Julie Ring Co 
Scotch Lads A Lass 
Cantor A Lee 
Clark A Bergman 
Frltsl Scheff 
The Ollvlani 

Wateraary, Coa». 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Atlas Trio 
TAB Almond 
Chas ft Ada Latham 
Trovoto 
'Black and White" 

2d half 
Celeste 

Doncourt A Mack 
Chan Bachman Co 
Moore O A Cormack 
Wahl ft Jackson 
"Belles of 8evllle" 

Waterloo), la. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Wayne Marshall 
(Four to fill) 

Wavertowa, S. D. 

METitOPOLITAN 
Cleora Miller 3 
James A Pryor 
2d half 
Johnson A Crane 
Rayner ft Bell 

Wllkaa-Rarre, Pa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Great Walters 
Wilton Sisters 
"Summer Girls" 
Wahl A Jackson 
Empire Trio 
Montrose Troupe 

2d half 
The Holdsworths 
The Pupperts 
The Crisps 
Ed Blondell Co 
Bcntley & Norton 
Little Miss U 8 A 

Wlanlpev 

STRAND (wva) 
Georgalis Trio 
Dean Dorr ft Dean 
Rob Ferns 
J C Lewis Jr Co 

PANTAGES (m) 
Klein's Production 
JohIp Flynn Mlnstreln 
Juliette Dika 
Sllber A North 
Rico & Franrls 
lllo ft Norman 

Worcester. Maaa. 
PLAZA (ubo) 
Artamo 

Oardner ft Nlcolel 
The Stcbbens 
Pekln Mvsterlea 

2d half 
Two Loews 
Cnrvle A Orindell 
Whitfield ft Ireland 
fl'-'vii Loral 



LIFE MEMBERS. 

Tha following art Ufa mamfcara of 
the Whitt Rats: 



Armstrong. Wm. 
Arnold. Gladys 
Ball, Brnest R. 
Bergman. Henry 
Blank, Ben 
Bramen, Jeff 
Brown, Alex 
Brown, Tom 
Carrol, Earl 
Castano, Edward 
Clark, Edward 
Cohan, Will H 
Coleman, Harry 
Conway, Jack 
Cooke, Will J 
Corbett, Jas. J. 
CorelU, Eddie 
Corccn, Cora Young 

blooU 
Coyne, Joseph 
Curtis, Samuel J 
Dalley, Robert L 
Delmore, Geo. B. 
DeTrlckey, Coy 
Diamond, Marc 
Dick, William 
Dickey, Paul 
Dixon, Harland 
Dobson, Frank 
Dclan, Jas. F. 
Doyle. Patsy 
Eldrld, Gordon H. 
Eltlng, Julian 
Emmett, Cecil 
Emmett, Leon 
Evans, Frank 
Fagan, Noodles 
Farrell. Chas. H. 
Fay, Frank 
Fay, Qua 
Fitzgerald. Eddie 
Fogarty, Frank 
Ford, A. A. 
Foyer, Eddie 
Gardner, Happy Jack 
Garvle, Edward 
Oaylor, Bobby 
Gibson, J. Grant 
Grant, Alf. 
Gray, Mary 
Green, Burt 
Griffin, Oerald 
Griffith, J. P. 
Groves. Hal 
Halllday, William A. 
Hascall, Lon 
Herbert, Chauncey D 
Herman, Dr. Carl 
Hlgglns. Robt. J. 
Hughes, J. J. 
Hume, Dick 
Insa, Rohela 
Jess. Johnny 
Jolson. Al 
Keenan. Frank 
Kelly, Harry 
Kelly. Lew 



Kelly, Walter C 
Keough, Bd 

Ketler, Jos. 

King, Chas. J. 

Klutlng, Ernest 

La Mont, Bert 

Lancaster, John 

I>aRue, Grace 

Lee. Jules W. 

LeMalre, Geo. 

Levy, Bert 

Lewis, Tom 

Lloyd, Alice 

Lohse, Ralph 

Lorella, Colle 

Latoy, Joe 

Lorette, Horace M. 
- Lynch, Dick 

Macart. Wm. H. 

Mace, Fred 

Mack, Joa. P. 

McCree, Junle 

McDonald, Chas M 

McMahon. Tim 

McNaughton. Tom 

McNeill. Lillian 

McPhee, Chas. 

Melrose, Bert 

Monroe, Geo. W. 

Montgomery. Dave 

Morton, Sam 

Mullen, Geo. R. 

Murral, Elisabeth M. 

Nawn, Tom 

Nlblo, Fred 

Nolan, Jack 

Nolan, Billy 

North, Frank 

Pattl. Greg 

Payton, Corse 

Prince, Arthur 

Provol, N. 

Rabe, Harry 

Reeves, Blllle 

Reld, Jack 

Rogers, Will 

Rooney, Pat 

Ross, Eddie 

Russell, Marie A. 

Russell. Thoe. J. 

Ryan, Thoe. J. 

Sanford, Walter 

Sawyer, Joan 

Stdman. Sam 

Simmons. Dan 

Smith, Tom 

Stafford. Frank 

Stone, Fred A. 

Sulzmnnn. Jacob 

Van, Billy B. 

Viu«rh»»n. Dorothy 

Ward, Hap 

Waters, Jos. K. 

Weber, Johnnie 

Welch, Thoe. 

Willard. C. B. 

Williams. Sam Ellnore 



From week to week in Variety will 
appear the full list of life members 
with new additions indicated. Who 
will be the next one to take out a life 
card? 



AMERICAN'S SPECIAL MEETING 

A special meeting of the directors of 

the American Association was held on 

Thursday of this week to officially take 

over certain franchises and agreements 

that have been held in the name of the 

Columbia Amusement Co. 

Among these is the unexpired lease 
of the Murray Hill theatre. 



MARION'S ALL STARS. 

Dave Marion is planning an all star 

cast for next season. The organization 

will be headed by Mr. Marion, Agnes 

Behler, Barney Fagan, Henrietta By- 
ron, Harry Jolson and others of equal 
prominence. 



If you don't advertise la VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



PICTURES ON TRACK. 

The Brighton Beach Race Track is 
reported as opening with a picture pol- 
icy to be run throughout the summer. 
The track is being used occasionally 
for fistic encounters. A company with 
a chain of Brooklyn picture houses will 
run the place, it is said. A seating ca- 
pacity of 6,000 is possible. With this 
opening Brighton will have two picture 
entertainments conducted on a large 
scale, the other being the Brighton 
Music Hall. 



NEW ACTS. 

Harry Fox hat reconsidered bit orig- 
inal idea to return to vaudeville in a 
•ingle and completed arrangements this 
week for a new skit in "one" to be writ- 
ten by William Collier. The new act 
will employ two men besides Fox and 
as yet is without a title. Fox and his 
new act opens at Brighton Beach in 
two weeks, the salary for the engage- 
ment being $1,100. 

Tom Brown's Symphony Sextet is a 
new musical turn recently formed by 
Tom Brown now appearing in "Chin 
Chin." The act opened this week at 
the Fifth Avenue. 

Bernard Wheeler in new two-act 
(with a woman), Wheeler leaving Dor- 
othy Brenner with whom he has been 
playing the past season. 

Ross Wright and Jack White, both 
formerly of the Acme Four, in a two- 
act. 

Cross and Josephine, new act next 
season, with special numbers and sets. 

"Young America," a "kid" act, is be- 
ing reconstructed and will open short- 
ly. Among the new principals will be 
Jack Hollis. 

Dixie Norton and Vivian Irene 
West, "sister act." 

Leslie Morgan and wife (Morgan 
and Gray) in "Everyday in the Year." 
Rice and Morgan have separated. 



15,000. J. 



Craft, 



NEW INCORPORATIONS. 

WtaJk-Braak FUsa Caa 110.000. «V *L 
May. If. Blaanbarg. bT at Jamaa.TU*» 
York. 

Gotaasa Proa-rasa | 110,000. Pieturaa. 
O. M. Mclntyre, C. 8chottenfala, 1L W. 
Tag-gart, Nsw York. 

Taa Playsjoara* Cms.| {50.000. The- 
atrical. J. L. Goodwin, H. Reeves, A. 
B. Kbin, Naw York. 

Asei Fllsa Coraoratt©»i 
Schechter, H. Wlnick, P. 
Tonkera. 

Stereo Prejectloa Ceraa.) $100,000. H 
Waterson, B. and M. Spelgel, Naw York. 

Bella** nias LaborataHaai $25,000. J. 
Robert Rubin, L. T. Noonan, J. D. 
Rhodea. 

Brady Fllsa Ceraa.! $10,000. C. O'Brien, 
T. L. Rhaln. O. W. Brady, Naw fork. 

Palace Pletere Co.| $10,000. O. W. 
Bell. H. C. Drum, O. W. Lederer, Naw 
York. 

Ploaaar Ptetaraaf $100,000. Thomaa F. 
MaoMahon, A. Allegrettl. Billings 
Church. Naw York. 

Praaaa Feature Fllsa Core.i $10,000. 
Harry Rapf, Louis Qolder. Solomon 
Swarta, Naw York. 

WUard Fllaaa Cere.j $10,000. George 
W. Bell. Milton B. Hoffman, Harry C. 
Drum, Naw York. 

Fall River, Mass. June 0. 

Taa S. * B. Asaaecsaeat Co. haa filed 
articles of Incorporation with tha fol- 
lowing dlractora: Charlaa L. Benaon, 
president; John L. 8hea. treasurer; 
Henry F. Nlckereon. 



REISSUING. 

The Biograph is going to reissue all 
the pictures made in its plant during 
the season, 1912-1913, which D. W. 
Griffith directed, prior to leaving for 
the Majestic-Reliance. 

The Vitagraph is reported reissuing 
the former John Bunny prints, consid- 
ered the more valuable now that the 
movie comedian is dead. 



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VARIETY'S 
CHICAGO OFFICEi 



CHICAGO 



MAJESTIC 
THEATRE BUILDING 



The Wilson and Kadsle theatres closed 
Bundsj for the summer. 

Irving Tlshmsn left here Monday In car for 
New York. 



The Colonial has Installed a $12,000 organ 
on the stage of that theatre for the picture 
season which opens there next week. 

Juliette Dlka, hooked out this way oyer 
the Loew Circuit, will tour the Pantages 
time this summer. 



The National will open Aug. 1 with the 
usual touring shows. Pictures are being 
shown there now. 

The Coburn Film Co. of Indianapolis took 
a complete picture of the motor race held 
there a week ago. Mark Oates Is trying to 
dispose of the picture for Chicago. 

The Wilson and Kcdsle theatres will show 
pictures for the summer season, both houses 
being taken over by outside companies for 
this purpose. 



'The Birthday Party," the main attraction 
at the Colonial, followed a railroad wreck on 
their way here on Sunday and did not open 
at that theatre until the late afternoon show. 



The Jos. Santley Revue la playing the Der- 
rick with the same cast the show started 
from the eaat with which Is going some In 
these times. All the members of the cast 
who are owners of cars have sent for them. 



Ralph Kettering, who wrote "Ten Years 
After," took exception to the fact that the 
"On Trial" management wrote for an ex- 
planation In regard to the sketch being like 
that production. He convinced the attorneys 
(he claims) the sketch was not like the play. 



H. J. AUardt narrowly escaped serious In- 
Jury or worse when he lost control of his 
motor car and did a circus stunt down a fifty 
foot embankment at Highland Park last Sun- 
day. The manager escaped with one cut over 
his eye. 

Rill Jacobs of Beehler ft Jacobs left New 
York Monday In a car for New York. Harry 
Weber left from In front of the Majestic 
Theatre Building last Thursday morning to 
Journey to New York In his car. He wns 
given a send-off by s big and noisy crowd. 



"White City." one of the two big amuse- 
ment parks In this city, has started with 
an unusual slump thla year In every depart- 
ment. In order to Instill a little life In the 
park many methods »re used In disposing 
of sdralselon tickets. In some plctare houses 



candy merchants are giving away tan tickets 
for the park with one package of ten-cent 
candy. It Is said that with some grocery 
articles tickets sre also given free. River- 
view, the other amusement park, Is being 
helped considerably with revived blcyole 
racing as the main attraction. 

MAJESTIC ( Fred Eberts, mgr. ; agent, Or- 

8heum). — Though It wss oool and rainy on 
londay, Naslmova will have to be given the 
credit of packing the Majestic to the doors 
at both the afternoon and evening perform- 
ances. The actress was given a tremendous 
reception upon her appearance on Monday 
evening, the sketch being held up several mo- 
ments before It could go on. "War Brides" 
proved Its popularity here In a sensational 
manner. The aketch held the audlenos 
throughout, the lines of Naslmova being In- 
terrupted several times by loud spplause. 
The actress at the finish of the piece had to 
take six curtain calls before the audience 
would be quiet. Naslmova Is held over hare 
next week. Tha show was s good one with 
comedy standing out Jed and Ethel Dooley 
opened the show and managed to get over 
nicely. The dancing of the two was well 
faked and got the act some applause at the 
finish. MabellA Sherman and Arthur Uttry 
were on second and managed to pleaso with 
their dainty offering. The two have Improved 
wonderfully since they appeared In this act 
In the Bast. Mazle King did well. A male 
dancer assists Miss King. Moore, Oardner 
and Rose pulled down the bit of the first part 
of the show. The Hebrew comedian In the act 
was responsible for this, though the other 
boys Rung well. The three set Will always be 
a popular one out this wsy. Comfort and 
King following Naslmova had a hard spot, 
us their act depends upon comedy. They men- 
aged to bring the audience around to a more 
cheerful mood, however, before half their act 
was through and finished a good comedy hit 
Following this hit, Alan Brooks treated the 
audience again to many laughs. He Is well 
Hupported In his sketch, "Straightened Out," 
nnri It looks like he will always be welcome 
here. Chick Sales following all thin comedy 
hid them with him from the start. The 
character corned Inn hud a lot of fun with 
girls In each sta*e box much to the delight 
of the Majestic fans. The Lunette Sisters 
proved to be one of tiff best closing acts of 
the season. The girls, -through their good 
looks and aerial stunts while ' hanging by 
their teeth, made a pretty picture. There 
were very few who left before the act was 
finished. 

McVICKERS (J. O. Bureh, mgr; agent. 
Loew). — "The Sunny Side of Broadway, " a 
Boyle Wolfolk tabloid, was used and to good 
advantage. Max Bloom and a prop horse held 
the comedy end of the set while six girls 
made enough costume changes to make the 



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P/?OD*/C£D GY TH£ 



ADOLPH ZUKOa.Pr™d.r>i 

OANlCt fROHMARi^M^ 0»*eter tOWIM ft POOTCR. General Mgr. 

Executive Offices. 

2U-2» W. nth STREET, NEW YORK 
Canadian distributor*— Famous Players Film Service, Ltd. 
Calgary— Montreal— Toronto 




production look classy. Two follows inside s 
horse prop are probably two of the best In 
their distinct line. These boys and Max Bloom 
In one scene do a bit that would fit nicely 
as a vaudeville act all by itself. Outside of 
this there are two girls who sing and attempt 



PAHAHQUT 



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CNT9 



The Oliver Morosco 
Photoplay Co. 



Presents 



"THE 

WILD 

OLIVE" 

with 

Myrtle Stedman 

AND 

Forrest Stanley 

Adapted from the celebrated 
novel of Basil King, by Oliver 
Morosco and Elmer Harris. 

Released June 24th 



f^ OWOITT H 

In association with 

Oliver Morosco 
Photoplay Co. 

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to lead numbers, but neither do more than look 
well. Max Bloom Is an Ideal "Tab" comedian 
gaining laughs at all times. The show was 
opened by Lesslck and Anita, a man and a 
woman of foreign appearance who have a 
novelty act that makes them a dandy number 
one act. They have a canary bird that sings 
with the woman and a monkey that dances In 
time to music. The Napoll Duo are two men 
who also look as though they were from the 
other side. They make good due to the ac- 
cordion playing of the young one. Hugo B. 
Koch plays the sketch "After 10 Years." It 
is one of the vaudeville sketches that grew 
out of the success of "On Trial." The piece 
while being well acted is Interesting right up 
until two minutes of the finish where It be- 
comes a three or four a day production. It 
is a weak finish that follows some extremely 
strong acting. The sketch, however, Is built 
for the popular priced houses and did well. 
Olga De Baugh is doing a single act of the 
classier kind. Miss De Baugh has appearance 
In her favor and plays a violin well. At 
present her act Is not arranged properly, but, 
after details have been attended to, Miss De 
Baugh is bound to get on in vaudeville. Bob 
Hall came on just about after the house had 
filled and made good from the start. The 
extemporaneous comedian worked here not 
long ago and was given a good sized applause 
welcome. 



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VARIETY'S 
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 

PANTAGES' THEATRE BLDC. 
Phone, Douglass 221] 



ACTS-EXCLUSIVE ACTS— 11. 
Send Dollar Bill and Particulars, Great 
Monolog Brainstorm and 12 great Parodies $1. 
Send Dollar BUI Now— $1. E. L. Gamble, Play, 
wright. East Liverpool, Ohio. 



ORPHETUM.— Marie Nordstrom, fine; Hy- 
mack, puzzling; Jordan GlrlR, opening, did 
well ; Havemann's Animals, daring ; Elizabeth 
Murray (holdover), added to popularity; 
Hoey and Lee (holdover), registered; Ade- 
laide and Hughes (holdover), liberally en- 
cored; Nat 14 Wills (holdover), repeated last 
week's hit. 

EMPRESS.— Lawton opened well ; Oldfleld 
and Drew, liked ; Overland Westerners, 
pleased ; the Mozarts, good ; Klein Brothers, 
fair; "On the Rlverla." entertaining; Willie 
Smith, hit; Oravetta Lavondre did fairly well 
in closing position. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran. mgr.). — .Tames F^ 
J. Archibald In a war talk with films. 

COLUMBIA (Gottlon, Marx & Co., mgrs.).— 
Blllle Burke in "Jerry." 

ALCAZAR (Belasco & Mayer, mgrs.). 
Kolb A Dill Co. (second week). 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— Del. 9 
Lawrence Dramatic Players. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agt, Levey). — Vaudeville. 



HIPPODROME (Wm. Ely. mgr.; agt.. W. 8. 
V. A.).— Vaudeville. 



A pageant entitled "Peace" with a cast of 
500 was o.Tered In the Court of Abundance, 
Exposition, on Juno 5. 



A German version of "An Unhappy Wed- 
ding Day" was presented by the German 
Theater Co. on June 6. 



The Theatric: 1 (Treasurers' Club will give 
a benefit performance for the sick and char- 
ity fund at the Columbia June 25. 



Word has been received here that Phyllis 
Partington, formerly a musical comedy star 
here and said to be a native of this city, 
is detained in the Italian war zone and un- 
able to leave Italy. 



Pavlowa's business at the Cort during her 
recent engagement there seemed to fluctuate 
according to her program. Some of her of- 
ferings met with better support than others. 
Despite having Maude Adams at the Colum- 
bia as opposition during the final week of 
Pavlowa's engagement here, It is said the 
stay has been profitable. The first fourteen 
rows In the pit sold |2.50. 

BUFFALO. 

fly CliVni! P. KKX. 
SHEA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr.; agt., U. B. 
O. ). — Warm weather has materially hurt vau- 
deville here for the past week, though good 
bills are offered for the summer season. The 
Courtney Sisters, despite repeated appear- 
ances, were a big hit : Conroy and Le Malre, 
go over big ; the Morgan Dancers, please ; Leo 
and Mae Jackson, good ; Dyer and Fay, splen- 
did ; Carl Roslni, pleased ; Page, Hack and 
Mack, clever ; Weston and Claire, favor. 
Pictures close. 

TECK (John R. Oshei, mgr.). — Adele Blood 
stock company continues with success, offer- 
ing this week, "The Beautiful Adventure." 
Very cleverly produced and well staged. Able 
cast, doing fair business. Next, "The White 
Sister." 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.). — Bonstelle 
company offer good attraction. Very cleverly 
produced and appreciated by good houses 
throughout week. June 14, "Widow By 
Proxy. ' 

HIPPODROME (Henry Marcus, mgr.).— 
Doing good business with feature movies, 
offering extra "The Goddess," widely adver- 
tised. 

OLTMPIC (Charles Denzlnger, mgr.; agt.. 
Sun). — Continuing with five acts and movies 
to fair business. Evelyn Forbes and Co., with 
William McKay in title role, headline with 
big success; Blue Grass Trio, big hit: Jules 
and Francis, good ; Ruth Howell Trio, pleased ; 
Klein and Erlanger Co., featured. Doing big 
business on a Sunday with baseball player 
board, showing Fed. games, play by play when 
club is on the road. 

GAYETY (J. M. Ward, mgr.).— "Maid in 
Buffalo," biggest burlesque attraction here this 
season. Complete Buffalo cast of principals 
and chorus. Gus Fay, Eddie Fitzgerald and 
a dozen others make production a big suc- 
cess. Next, same company In "The Night 
Hawks." 

STRAND & PALACE (Harold Edel. mgr). 
— Featuring photoplays. Good business. 

ACADEMY (Jules Michaels, mgr.; agt, 
Loew). — Academy Musical comedy company In 
"Hotel De Gink," a musical outfit of merit, 
playing to fair business. 

MAJESTIC (John Laughlln. mgr.).— "Hypo- 
crites," film sensation, big business. 

Rlngltng Bros.' Circus Is billed for June 23. 

Summer resorts doing good business. Ad- 
vertising extensively. After conventions in 
hot pursuit. 

Convention of Masonic Order of Veiled 
Prophets, which brought together over 10,000 
here this week, assisted theatricals consider- 
ably. Next week, Knight Templars convene 
here, 8,000 at least expected. 



"Hello Buffalo," amateur production to be 
staged Sunday at Shea's Court street thea- 
tre under auspices of Newsboys' Benevolent 
Association, promises to be big success. Sev- 
eral professionals to assist. House sold out. 

Coffey-Flynn fight pictures showing at Lyric 
do big business. First fight pictures shown 
here in many seasons. 

Lake rides aboard luxurious steamers are 
again In vogue for the summer months. 
Cabaret maintained aboard. 



CINCINNATI. 

IW HtRltY V. M\nTIN 

KEITHS (John Royal, mgr.; agt, U. B. 
O.). — Turner and Grace; Stevens and Bor- 
deau ; Sam J. Harris ; "The Merry Makers ;" 
pictures. 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).— 
Four Nelson Comlques; Jessica Duo; Jack 
Fine ; Burton and Burton ; The McFarlands. 

LAGOON (Arthur Wilber, mgr.). — Motor- 
drome; vaudeville. 

ZOO (W. P. Whltlock. mgr.).— Second week 
of Kryl's Band. 

CONEY ISLAND (Arthur Relsenberger, 
tncrh-Matt Kolb's Tabloid. 

MUSICAL COMEDY COMPANY.— Ruth 
Mancroft Law, aeroplanlst. 

After taking a shy at five cent pictures, 
Manager Paul Hlllmann, who Is operating the 
Lyric for the summer, has raised his prices 
to a dime and Is showing features. 

HAWAII. 

By K. C. VAUGHAN. 

Honolulu. May *J4. 
THE BT.TOU (J. ri. Magoon). HAWAII 
(Cols. Amuse. Co.), EMPIRE (J. II. Ma- 



goon). LIBERTY (J. H. Magoon), POPU- 
LAR (Henry Bredhoff). Clever Princess 
Midgets and Pictures. 



The Bevanl Grand Opera Co. will return 
to Honolulu from Maul and Hawaii May 27 
and open at the Bijou. The local series will 
be a benefit for the Opera Company that 
has played to very poor business over here. 
No fault has been found with the company, 
but Honolulu Is unable to support a com- 
pany of this kind for a season. 



Sunday, May 23, the BIJou opened to a 
large audience, with feature film. This Is 
the first Sunday performance given on the 
Islands. The Territory of Hawaii has passed 
an act allowing Sunday performances at the 
picture houses for pictures of an educational 
or biblical nature. 



J. W. Hersman formerly at the BIJou, 
Honolulu, has gone to the Island of Maul to 
manage the Valley Isle theatre. 



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ORPHEUM (Clarence Drown, mgr., U. B. 
O.), Week 3.— Lew Dockstader, hit; Emma 
CaruB, hit ; George Damerel and Co., hit ; 
Bert Leslie and Co., entertaining ; Man- 
churlans, cleverly done ; Ideal, expert swim- 
mer; Walter Shannon and Marie Annls, re- 
markably good ; Mason and Keeler, repeated 
successfully. 

EMPRESS (Deane Worley, mgr.; 8. C), 
Week 31. — Ned Nesor and Co., entertaining; 
Marguerite Farrell, pleasing ; Merlin, enjoy- 
able ; Leonard and Louie, passable ; "Holding 
a Husband," well presented playlet. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain, mgr., 
Western States), Week 31. — Howard-Fields 
Trio, big hit; Musical Geralds, well liked; 
Pla Trio, passed nicely ; Y. Klshl Trio, en- 

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tertalnlng ; Harold Bradbury and Co., ordi- 
nary ; Lillian Colson, fair ; "The Man In 
White," well applauded. 

REPUBLIC (Al. Watson, mgr., Bert Le- 
vey ) . — Raymond Teal, went over big ; Flor- 
ence Bell and Co., went well ; George and 
Marie Brown, very good ; Berg and Weston, 
fair ; Fishers, fine ; Sam Golden, good ; Lyd- 
aton and Bmerson, entertaining ; Flo and 
OUle Walters, enjoyable turn ; Montenegro, 
pleasing. 

BURBANK— "Merely Mary Ann." 

MASON— "Sari." 

CENTURY— Burlesque. 



Earl Carroll is here to write the music 
and lyrics for "So Long Letty." 



Lou Gottschalk Is assisting Director Herz 
in the production of "Fairyland," the prize 
American opera. 



Morosco will produce new musical plays at 
the Morosco theatre. 



Maurice Homer, vaudevllllan, is "resting 
up" at the beaches here. 

Elmer Harris is now in charge of the Mo- 
rosco PI " bureau, succeeding Jo Montrose. 

Maude Adams may return here in July 
for two weeks to do "The Little Minister" 
and "What Every Woman Knows." 



It Is reported Charles Meaklns of "Sari" 
Is engaged to a society girl of Toronto. 



Vlollnsky's Broadway Winter Garden got 
away to a big start last week. The ice 
cream-dancing craze seems to have caught 
on. 



PHILADILPHIA 

VARIETY'S 
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•Of Keith Theater Building 
JOHN J. BURNES, Correepondent 



KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr. ; agt.. 
U. B. O.).— James Carson in "The Red 
Heads," headline act this week. This Is sec- 
ond appearance of the "Red Heads" here this 
season. They closed the show, but were un- 
able to hold them In. The show was opened 
by McCloud and Carp, who entertained in a 
nice way on the banjo and violin. Mr. and 
Mrs. Wilde, the shadowgraph lata in the next 
position, went big. The best novelty seen 
here for a long time was that of Wlllard, the 
man who grows. He bad the house com- 
pletely mystified and was thoroughly enjoyed. 
Miss Cecil Cunningham was delightful In her 
clever and origin <1 songs. Walter A. Mur- 
ray, associate 1-c 'r*»r for Burton Holmes' 
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SHOP TALK 

By EDWARD MARSHALL 



Almost everybody in show business has, among their 
acquaintances, several paopla who imagine thaw aro sot- 
ting tha worst of it, all along tho line. Tho whole iastl- 
tution of show business sort of discriminates against 
them, as it were. This typo is common, and fow who 
read this but will ba unablo to recall just such acquaint- 
ances. 

Recently I oncountorod ono. Ho does a corking good 
act. Once back of tho curtain lino ho gives a good ac- 
count of himsolf. Trouble is, though, ho doesn't got on 
tho working side of tho asbostos ofton onough. And to 
hear him tall it, tha othor follow is to blamo. Than, too, 
ha is unlucky. This man's ayoa soo a world all wrong. 
Whan I arrived in Now York from Boston last wook I 
ran into my friend in question. I had a wholo wook on 
my hands, with nothing to do. I had cancelled my 6nal 
week's work over hare in order to sail last Saturday 
on tho "Philadelphia" for England instead of tho "Megan- 
tic" Wednesday of this wook. Tho submarines chased tho 
White Star boat back to Liverpool and hor Juno t sail- 
ing was declared off. Tuesday I received a cable from 
my London agent, advising mo four weeks of my English 
time wore cancelled. My friend was with mo whon tho 
message came. I had about talked him into accompany- 
ing ma to England. 

"Goo, that's tough luck," he said, as he poured forth 
his sympathy. "Now. that's just my kind of luck all 
along," and he delivered himself of a tirade against hla 
own luck and of how they gave him tho worst of It, 
et cetera. 

I'm one of those, "well, it may bo for tho bast" sort of 
fellows when it comes to circumstances over which I 
have no control, and I tried to make my friend look 
at it in that way. 

Divining that there was something wrong in England 
I grabbed my hat and said, "Come on." 

"Where are you going?" asked my fr'md, 

"To try and book Australia," I answered} and in five min- 
utes I was in Chris Brown's office in tho Strand building. 
In ten minutes I had arranged the terms and all for 
an Australian tour which .will start in August. About 

20 minutes later we were again seated in my hotel. What 
a difference 20 minutes made in my friend's tone. Now, 
I was a lucky guy. "Pretty soft for some people," and all 
that sort of thing. And a whole lot more "lucky you and 
unlucky me" stuff. 

All the credit this friend gives me is that of being "in 
right" with the Goddess of Luck. 

Show business is full of people just like my friend. 
They look on the dark side of everything until their 
senses of perspective are nil. They are suffering from 
illness of mind. Here's my prescription: 

Cease growling and knocking; turn on the sunshine and 
boost. If you're looking for the worst of it you'll gen- 
erally get it. The tree of life is full of plums for all if 
you'll only get the right kind of a ladder to get up among 
'em. 

Don't be telling people bad things about your luck} 
tell them good things about your act. By advertising 
your successes and virtues and covering up your failures 
and defects you will attain that which you seek. 

Build up; don't tear down. 

If last season was a failure from a business point of 
view you can't help it now. Post-mortems will avail you 
nothing. 

Look to the future. 

See what you can do toward warding off failure for 
next season. 

You fellows who say the bookers are your enemies 
are all wrong. 

If the act is O. K. I think you'll find the enemy is 
obscurity. 

Come out of the dark into the sunlight of publicity and 
let the bright rays of judicious advertising shine upon 
the bright spots of )our act. 

Let your merits bo well reflected and obscurity will 
retreat, leaving behind an open door to the temple of 
success. 

Get the drift? When ycu Want a stunt to stand out 
in your act you use the spot, don't you? 

All right, then, turn on the coot. 

And you'll find VARIETY is come searchlight of pub- 
licity, believe me! 

A couple of years of VARIETY cured my business ills. 

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lecture, "India To-day." Meebam'a Canines 
proved to be a crack animal act and brought 
forth large rounds of applause. Henry Lewis, 
In "A Vaudeville Cocktail," had some diffi- 
culty in setting started, but they warmed up 
after a while and then he had an easy time 
of It. "The Red HeadB" closed the Bhow to 
light applauae. The house was very light 
Tuesday afternoon. 

BIJOU (Joseph C. Dougherty, mgr. ; agt., 
U. B. O. ). — The show this week gets a very 
good start. Frank Wakefield and Billy In- 
man were headlined. They were well liked. 
Buster Brown Minstrels, a kid act, opened 
the show and gave it a good start. The 
act has no Individual work of any Importance, 
but depends on the straight singing of the 
entire company to put them over. It is this 
singing that does the trick and they closed 
well. Oruet and Gruet are two minstrel men, 
who play a number of instruments and also 
put over some real good coined y. They were 
easily the hit of the show. Edgar Forman 
and Co. are doing a good sketch that con- 
tains good comedy and some pathos. The 
girl is capable and helps considerably in 
carrying the act over. Wakefield and Inman 
pleaaed all the way and did nicely. A long 
wait before the rise of the curtain hurt the 
Charbinos, who have a good routine of head 
and foot balancing. These young men did not 
seem to be working with thnlr regular speed 
and had considerable difficulty in holding 
them In. They were appreciated by those 
that remained. 

NIXON.— "The Fashion Shop ;" Howard 
Chase and Co. ; Bond an<* Casson ; Herbert 
and Dennis; Henry Rudo'f : Les Jeanettea. 

GRAND.— The Freaoott'j; Billy Tulte's Col- 



legians; John and Mae Burke; the Gliding 
O'Mearas; Drawee, Hambo and Frisco: Layer. 
Le Roy and Davis. 

CROSS KEYS.— William Narron and Co.; 
the Damon Sisters ; Musical Aulloa ; Ed Her- 
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and Co. 

WOODSIDE PARK (Royster-Dudley Opera 
Co.).— "The Red Petticoat" 

WILLOW GROVE.— Arthur Pryor and bis 
band. 

GARRICK.— Plcturea. 

STANLEY.— Pictures. 

GLOBE.— Pictures. 

FORREST.— Pictures. 

ARCADIA.— Pictures. 

TROCADERO (Bobby Morrow, mgr.).— 
Stock burlesque, "Safety First." 

OAYETY.— Stock burlesque, "Sunshine 



Larry Harklns (Harkina, McKee and Tay- 
lor) has framed a two-act wltb Jimmy Jones 
at the piano and left Sunday for 'Frlsoo 
where he will sail to play the Richard Time' 



PORTLAND, ORE. 

BTR.O. ARBOR. 

HEILIO (W. R. Pangle, mgr.), Week 7.— 
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BAKER (Geo. L Baker, Mgr.), 7-8.— Pav- 
Iowa. 

EMPRESS (H. W. Plerong, mgr. ; agt.. 8. 
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Rehearsals. Phone 1050 Bryant 

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ORIGINAL HUNGARIAN 

RESTAURANT 

And Dining Room 

120 N. Dearborn St. (Next to Cort Theatre) 

CHICAGO 

ST.PAUL HOTEL 

00TH ST. AND COLUMBUS AVE. 

NEW YORK CITY 

Ten- story building, absolutely fireproof. All 
baths with shower attachment. Telephone In 
every room. 

One block from Central Park Subway, 0th 
and 0th Ave. L Stations. Same diatanca from 
Century, Colonial, Circle and Park Theatres. 

RATES— 

100 Rooms, use of bath, $1.00 par day. 
ISO Rooms, private bath. $140 par day. 
Suites, Parlor, Bedroom and Bath, $240 and up. 
By tha weak, $0, $0 and $14.00. 
SPECIAL RATES TO THE PROFESSION. 

BURLINGHAM 
Furnished;. Flats 

3 and 4 Rooms, with Bath, $7 and $10 a Weak 

104 West Oak St., CHICAGO. 

5 Mlns. from the Loop 

LYRIC (Dan Flood, mgr.). Week 81.— 
Beattle Bros. & Forrest ; Robinson A Ro- 
maine ; Ray Bernard A Benola. 



MONTREAL 

By ARTHUR 8CHALEK. 

HIS MAJESTY'S (H. P. Hill, mgr.).— His 
Majesty's Players In "The Private Secretary," 
company and play well received. 

ORPHEUM (O. F. Drlscoll, mgr.).— 
Orpheum Players presented "The Only Son" to 
good business. Next, "Maggie Pepper." 

IMPERIAL (H. W. Conover, mgr.).— "Olga," 
very good ; Manetta Duo, well received ; 
Dorothy Oray, pleased ; pictures. 

THEATRE FRANCAIS (J. O. Hooley, mgr.). 
— French Stock Co. to good business. 

SOHMER PARK (D. Larose, mgr.).— Asahl 
Troupe, very clever ; Zeno Jordon and Zeno, 
sensational; Four Soils, a hit; Willis Trio, 
good ; Julia Oonzalez, thrilling. 

Work on the new St. Denis theatre Is 
progressing rapldlv «nd It Is expected to be 
finished next ft.'.i. 



Telephone Bryant 2307 

Furnished Apartments 
and Rooms 



Phone Bryant 4020 



Largo rooms $440 and up 

Throe and Four Room Apartments $4 to $0 

COMPLETE HOUSEKEEPING 

310 W. 48TH ST, NEW YORK 

Phone Col. 2230 

3 AND 6 ROOM APARTMENTS 

With Bath, $0 and $11 per week 

HOMELIKE Telephone Service 

References required Near L and Subway 

Office. 20 Weat 04th St., New York 



Dad's Theatrical Hote 

PHILADELPHIA 



UIS, IVIO. 

REGENT HOTEL, 100 N. 14TH ST. 

NEW REGENT HOTEL. 101 N. 14TH ST. 

E. E. CAMPBELL, Prop, and Mgr. 

THEATRICAL HEADQUARTERS 

FREE AUTOMOBILE TO ALL THEATRES 



Hotel Virginia 

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. 

Special Rates to PreJesslooale 
Hot and Cold running water In every room. 
Free Bus EATMAN A ALLEN, Props. 



A. E. Maddock, for some time assistant 
manager to Mr. Drlscoll of the Orpheum, has 
left for Stratford, Ont, where he will assume 
the management of new theatre there. Mr. 
E. Laplerre succeeds him. 



NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 

HIPPODROME (Jake Miller, mgr.).— 
Vaudeville. 

ALAMO (Will Oueringer, mgr.).— Vaude- 
ville. 

SPANISH FORT (M. 8. Sloan, mgr.).— 
Paolettl's Band and Dansant. 

ATHENAEUM (Wm. Welsfeld, mgr.).— 
Pictures. 



Musical Ellisons are vacationing here. 

Sanger Amusement Co., Julian Sanger, 
president, E. V. Richards, general manager, 
will erect a picture theatre In north Louis- 
iana at Alexandria. It will be called the 
Sanger and seat 1.200. 



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INER5 



AKEUP 



E. and L. 



S. ENCELSTEIN 
S. LOWENTHAL 



Restaurant and French Bakery 

1S3 West 44th Street (Just off Broadway), New York 



Engelatein'a Restaurant 



Scoville's Hotel and Bathing- Pavilion 
SEA GATE, CONEY ISLAND 



HOTEL VICTORIA «UL 

IN THE LOOP (Cor. Clark and Van Buren) CHICAGO 

BY THE WEEK, Single, $0 to $0; Double. $0 to $10.50. Modern in Every Respect 
Special Rates to the Theatrical Profession 



Rooms with Private Bath $7.00 Week 



IN THE NEW, MODERN FIREPROOF 



NORMANDIE HOTEL 



417-19 SOUTH WABASH AVENUE 



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Within three blocks of Ten Largest Down-Town Theatres tnitAUU, la-sL. 



ISIS Michigan Boulevard 
~ l CHICAGO 



YorkshireApartments 

3, 4 and 5- Room Apartments Completely Furnished for Housekeeping. Telephone and 

Bath in Each 

Ball Boy and Elevator Service 
SPECIAL WEEKLY RATES TO THE PROFESSION 



VIOLINSKYS 



HOTEL CHICKASAW 



Los Angeles' Moat Modem Hostelry 



Catering Especially to Profession. 110 
Rooms (7S with bath). One block from 
Broadway Theatres. Special Rates. 

020 So. Hill St. 

LOS ANGELES. CAL. 



Herman Flchtenberg, father of the picture 
business in New Orleans, was given a pre- 
tention banquet by the illm men of this city. 

Jean Aubry and Glen Dial ara dancing at 
tha Rathskeller. 



P. P. Chatelaine, Lou Goldman and Lew 
Rose are going to project several tented out- 
fits shortly, giving canvas- backed musical 
comedy. 

Myrtle Howard and Paulo de Sllva will re- 
main at Spanish Fort throughout the sum- 
mer. 

ROCKAWAY BEACH. 

That Bungalow City at Seaside Is becoming 
recognlied by the better class of professionals 
aa a summer stand la shown by tha following 
list there at present. 

Chas. Robinson of "The Carnation Beauties" 
and his family occupy a cottage on Undlno 
Ave. ; Harry Devlne and Belle Williams are 
stopping with the Robinsons. Harry Devlne 
and Chas. Robinson are Interested In some 
bungalows here. Sam Howe and Vera Des- 
mond of Howe's Lovemakers are also here. 
Chick Cameron and Mae Kerns of tha "Heart 
Charmers." Rlgoletta Bros, and their wives, 
Hettle and Lettle, are here, likewise Harold 
Armstrong of the Tumbling Toms and Teddy 
Hoffman, late of "Mutt « Jeff." Elmer Mc- 
Oovern, publicity man of the N. Y. M. P. C. 
Is here with his family. Ed Blondell, who has 
Just returned from a tour of Australia with 
bis family. Walter Sbepard has charge of the 
cabaret at Billy Lohmliler's. 

Huntley Smith has opened his cabaret under 
the direction of Harry Hart, with Bert Mul- 
vey at the piano. He has Installed a dance 
floor. 

There Is also a new College Inn opposite 
Smith's. "Bull' Lawrence ran It for a week 
but the cold weather drove blm out. 

Murray's and the Danse Sur Mer are open 
only on Saturday and Sunday until the Reason 
Is In full swing. Murray's has been doing 

Sood business, but the Sur Mer. which charges 
c. for every dance, serving only soft drinks, 
Is doing only a light business. 

Morrison's Is only open on Saturday and 
Sunday during the month of June. Business 
has been good considering the weather and 
general conditions. H. N. 8. 



TORONTO, ONT. 

Hf H4RTLBY. 

ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Solman, mgr.).— 

Percy Haswell presented "Out of the Fold" 

and the aame was given In a moat admirable 

manner. The aeonle offsets added mueh to 



the success. Violet Dunn, a clever child ac- 
tress and a native of this city, la creating 
a very favorable notice with Miss Haswell h 
company. 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.).— The Phllllps- 

' 8 tJ: F^Tedd^n. 6 "^ * " UantW lD 

SHEAS HIPPODROME (A. C. MoArdle, 
mgr.; agt., U. B. O.).— Marshall Montgomery, 
scored strongly ; Cal Dean and Maria Fey and 
Five Girls, highly pleased; Robert Henry 
Hodge and Co., excellent; Elsie White, en- 
cored; Countess Nardini, clever; the Novelty 
Cliftons, good; Grey and Peters, amusing. 

LOEWiT YONOifl STREET (U lieatus 
act mgr.; agt., Loew).— Norton and Earl. 
fine; Frey Twins and Frey, pleased; Kings- 
burg and Munson, entertaining; Jack Birchell. 
novel: Harmon, beams and Dunn, good; 
O'Nell and Oullager, pleased; John Neff. 
amusing; Le Malre and Dawson, good. 

STRAND (Leon Schleslnger, mgr.). — High- 
class pictures and music. 

HARLAN 8 POINT (L. Solman, mgr.).— 
The Duttons; Qene and Little 'Frisco (held 
over), and band concerts. 

SCARbORO BEACH (F. L. Hubbard, mgr.). 
— The Rosa Valarla Sextette Military Bands 
and open air pictures. 

Lawrence Beatus, formerly manager of 
Loews Empress theater, Denver, is in town 
and acting as manager of Loews Yonge street 
during the absence of Jule Bernstein. 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 

ir W. H. SMITH. 

KEITH'S (Roland 8. Bobbins, mgr.).— 
Elizabeth Reeslde, singer, enthusiastic recep- 
tion by Wsshlngton society folk; Douglas 
Fairbanks and Patricia Colllnge, clever. In 
tabloid comedy; Belle Baker, songs, big num- 
ber; Mile. Mary on Vadle and ballet, dances, 
enjoyed ; DuCallon, ladder act, good ; Harry 
and Emma Sbarrocks, pleased ; Ed. Morton, 
appreciated ; Happy Leander and J. C. Booth, 
bicycle feature particularly good. 

NATIONAL (Wm. H. Rapley, mgr.).— 
A boms, in "The Fortune Teller/' excellent 
cast, well sung. Next week, "The Serenade." 

COLUMBIA (Fred O. Berger, mgr.).— Musi- 
cal stock In "The Gingerbread Man." Moot 
enjoyable performance. This week closed the 
summer stock season at the Columbia. Next 
week, D. Frohman's photo -production. "The 
Eternal City." 

POLI8 (J. W. Conan, mgr.).— Dramatic 
stock In "Kitty MacKay." Well presented to 
good business. Next week, "Wa Are Seven." 

COSMOS (A. Julian Brylawakl. mgr.).— 
Three Bohemians, hit; Toll, Juggler, good; 
Roland and Wagner, toy Impersonatlona, 
pleasing ; Edward Keough und Astrid Jason, 



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VARIETY 



Special Notice | FOR RFNT 

WhiteRats Actors' Union I LARGE BALLROOM 



THE ANNUAL 
GENERAL MEETING 



WILL BE HELD ON 



THURSDAY, JUNE 17th 



AT TWELVE NOON, IN THE 



Lodge Room, 227 West 46th Street 

New York City 

CHAIRMAN, BIG CHIEF FRANK FOGARTY. 



of the 



Twelve members of the Board of Directors and two 
Board of Trustees are to be elected this year and nominations may 
be sent in, Balloting closes four weeks from the date of the 
Meeting. 

ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE SECRE- 
TARY-TREASURER BEFORE FIVE O'CLOCK, JUNE 1ITH, so that 
they may be placed on the ballot sheet, as the ballot sheet most be m 
the hands of the members on June 17th. 

The following is a quotation from the By-Laws with regard to 
elections: 

"A candidate for any office in the Order or Lodge most be a male 
member in full benefit at the date of bis proposal and for at least six 
months prior thereto, and over twenty-one years of age. He most be 
a bona-fide actor, performer or entertainer in the amusement world, and 
pursue such as bis principal means of livelihood. He must not be engaged 
in the business of manager, sub-manager, agent, or financially interested 
with any person who is engaged in such business. 



M A candidate for any office must give bis consent in writing, and be 
proposed in writing by two members in full benefit No member shall 
hold more than one office at one time." 



The form for nominating candidates should be substantially as follows: 

"We have hereby much pleasure in nominating; Mr — ..«.. 

as a member of the - of the Whits Eats 

Actors' Union," and then must follow two signatures of members la good standing. 

This must be accompanied by the written consent of the candidate on a form somewhat as 
follow* : 

"I have much pleasure in accepting the nomination as a candidate for member oj th^^- rnf< .. 

.._ of the White Eats Actors' Union, and if alostod promise to 

fulfil my duties according to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Whits JtatsAa l s i s' Union." 



AND 



NEW YORK ROOF 

FOR REHEARSALS 

WILLIAM MORRIS 

NEW YORK ROOF 



5ainty EVA MULL 

INVITES OFFERS FOR SEASON 
Address 534 East 142nd St, Now York. 



sketch, clever; Ooorgo Choos' operetta, "The 
Little Lambs," enjoyed. 

BIJOU (John Grieves, mgr.).— "Georgia 
Mlnatrel Girls" and "Tampa Bsy Hotel." 
The New Bijou, redecorated, refurnished and 
repainted Inside and out, under the manage- 
ment and direction of the theatrical veteran, 
Mr. John Grieves, is offering to good patron- 
tags stock burlesque and vaudeville with a 
capable company, among whom, in addition 
to Blva Grieves, the leading woman, are many 
well known members of the profession. The 
present company la working well together and 
the numbers go with the nerve and snap 
that emphasises expert stage direction. Un- 
der the capable management of Grieves the 




stays en 

One application mats all day. The favorite 
face powder of ladles of refinement for it 
years. Send ic for free samples of all Exora 
Preparation*. Charles Mayor (Eat. MSI), la? 
W. Uth St, Now York. 



prospect for continued suo coss fnl business Is 
promising:. 



ADDRESS DEPARTMENT 

Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (June 14) 

Flayers may be listed in this department weekly, either at the theatrea they are 
appcartag ia or at a permanent or temporary address (which will be inserted when route 
is not received) for $5 yearly, or if name ia in bold type, $10 yearly. All are eligible to 
this departmeaL 



Variety N Y 

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Variety Chicago 



▲flea * Francis Variety H Y 

Ardsth Fred J Co Orpheum Los Angeles 
Armstrong Will H. Vsnety NY 
Arnaut Bros Hendersons Coney Island 
Adler ft Arline 661 E 175th St N Y C 



What The Chicago "Herald" Saya About 

MARIE 
RUSSELL 

Who Has Juat Completed a Successful 
Tour of Loew's Western Circuit. 



BAB" DOFFS HIS TILE 

TO "KENTUCKY BELLE" 



Calls Maria Russell, Dixieland Songstress 
at Colonial, "Hit" of Pleasing Program. 

"The Belle of Kentucky," of chocolate mein, 
In raiment befitting an Africaa queen. 
Full of Dixieland songs and a voice with a 

trill, 
That'a delightful, leads off the Colonial bill. 

I mean Marie Russell, and take it from me, 
Her act "done in brown" i* worth going to 

aee. 
Shea the hit of the bill, am dia aweet 

honey chile, 
With her 'Liza Green walk and her plan- 
tation smile. 

Her manner's engaging; she's chockfull of 
vim, 

And, might I remark, quite plumplumpous 
of lirabl 

One song that she sings, "I Can't Live 
Without You," 

Makes vou sore at the fellow she's sing- 
ing it tol 



STUART BARNES 

Direction, JAMES PLUNKETT 



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Bowers Waltera ft Crooker Variety N Y 
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Os>va Priaostoa Motel NYC 

6 BROWN BROS. 

"Chin Chin." Globe, Now York 

TOM BROWN, Owner and Mgr. 



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ERNEST R. BALL 

Next Weak (Juno 14) 

Palace, New York 
Direction Jenie Jacobs 



Cantor 

Clark 

Claron 



Col via 



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ft Bergman Keiths Washington 
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MUSIC ARRANGED 

PIANO ORCHESTRA 

Songs taken down from voice. Old or- 
chestrations rewritten. A nice, quiet of- 
fice where you can talk to a man who will 
give you just what you want. 

W. H. NELSON 

Suit 401, Astor Theatre Bldg. 
|W Broadway 



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Dialogue Acts; Tabloid Musical Comedies, and 
Two-Act Musical Burlesques. Address PAUL 

8U1NN (Quinn and Mitchell), Fairfield, Conn., 
. F. D. No. a. 



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TO RENT FOR SEASON 

tltt Upwards 

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22t Broadway, New York City. 

or Mt. Arlington. N. J. 



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Silk and Linen, 

Sport and Negligee 

Shirts, 95c. 




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OF EXCLUSIVENESS 

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running through to 714-710 7th Ave. 

OPPOSITE STRAND 

SCO Melrose Ave., Bronx 

Phone Bryant 77SS Phone Melrose 0511 

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NE,W YORK COSTUME, CO. 

MARGARET RIPLEY, CARRIE E. PERKINS, BELLE CAUGHLEY 
For many years we have designed and managed the costume departments for some of the 
loading theatrical firms of New York, in many instances taking entire charge of costuming 
some of the very largest productions. 

Our long experience in this branch of work and splendid facilities enable us to execute 
orders with cars and promptness. 

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WANTED, at once, Good Burlesque producer; good soprano; extra good tenor; good baritone 
who can do straights, and good chorus girls, for stock, at this theatre. 

Desk Room, Broadway Business Building 

Ground floor. Beat location in Times Square. $10.00 Address, DESK, Variety. New York. 



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If route is preferred as temporary address, permanent address 
5 will be inserted during any open time. 

Send name and address wanted, with remittance, to VARIETY, 
E New York. 

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All Stool Cars, Lowest Faroe, Special 

Baggage Service 

If Yon Want Anything Quick— 

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Ticket Office, B'wny A 42nd SL, New York 



-I Writs al Nat M. Wills' vent 

JAMES MADISON 

AUTHOR FOR MANY HEADLINERS 
14S3 BROADWAY, NEW YORK (Room 417) 



Theatrical Photographer 

100 8x10, $10.00 (Originals) 

100 8x10, $7.00 (Reproductions) 
100 5x7. $3.50 (Reproductions) 



Pawntickets Purchased 

We Pay Highest Prices For 
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Pearls Silver 

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We also appraiae and purchase estates. 
Licensed and bonded by the City. 

BENJAMIN (Est. 1895) 

1584 Broadway, Bet. 47th and 

48th Streets 

Opposite STRAND THEATRE 

k Telephone 4*84 Bryant. A 



Pern Harry 1300 W Ontario at Philadelphia 
Fitzgibbon Bert Hendersons Coney Island 
Freeman & Dunham Majestic Chicago 



JACK E. GARDNER 

In "CURSE YOU. JACK DALTOtf 
Direct!—. HARf Y WEBER 



FOR SALE-THREE- ACRE FARM; food 
house, barn, chicken houses, etc. Por par- 
ticulars write Theo. La Jess, Eafleville, Conn. 

WANTED 

LADY CYCLISTS AND 
ROLLER SKATERS, 
etc., for new act. Private rehearaals daily. 
JAS. E. DONEGAN (Dunsdin Troupe), man- 
ager, producer and teacher, Palace Skating 
Rink, Coney Island, N. Y. 



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Productions. 
•Today" 

"Law of the Land" 
"Innocent" 
"Twin Beds" 
"Perfect Lady" 
"Under Fire" 
Geo. Evans "Honey 



Scenery 

Vaudeville 
Ruth St. Dennia 
Nazimova 
Vassar Girls 
Walsh 4k Bentley 
Harry Lester Mason 
Lawrence D'Orsay 
Boy Minstrels" 




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With Permission of C. B. DILLINGHAM 



ELIZABETH 



Brice 



AND 



-w- ~w~ CHAS. 

King 



Now Playing a Few Weeks in Vaudeville, Presenting 



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A Bit of Musical Comedy in a Vaudeville Way 

HEADLINING for B. F. KEITH 



Re-Engaged for the U\TI J A 'TV^ILJ VY^T TD CT*1? T>" Re-Opening 
Great Success VV A 1 \jll IUUIV C51 H/JT in Sentemrw 



in September 



Vaudeville Arranged by EDW. S. KELLER 




n 



GEORGE 

SKIPPER 



and 



MYRTLE 

KASTRUP 



Bob Warren Is going to risk his life on the boat from Jacksonville to New York 



Gordon ft Elgin Variety N Y 

Gray Trio Variety NY 

Grees Karl 3 Manahilf Str Bingen Rhein Germ 

Guerfte Laura Variety London 



Hart MaHa ft Billy Variety N Y 
Hayward Stafford ft Co Variety N Y 
Heatker Josie Variety NY 
Regans 4 Australian Variety N Y 



Hermann Adelaide Hotel Piernont N Y 
Holmin Harry Co Variety N Y 
Howland ft Laach Variety N Y 



lamed Variety N Y 



Jamleys 4 Keiths Philadelphia 

Jefferson Joaepk Palace Theatre Bide N Y 



Jewell's Manikins Variety N Y 

Johnstons Musical Variety N Y 

Jordan ft Doberty Variety N Y 

Jordan Girls Orphrum Oakland 

Josefssea Iceland Glima Co Ringliog OresiS 



Kelso ft Leigh ton 167 W 145th St N Y C 
Krelles The csre Irving Cooper NYC 
Kronold Hsns Variety N Y 



Singers of Songs 

New and Original Ideas 

Forsythe, Atlanta, last week 

SOME WEEK— Thanks to Mrs. Gene 
Hughes ft Co. 



LA FRANCE aid BRUCE 

Orpheum Circuit 
Direction, HARRY WEBER 



Langdons The 101 Palace Bldg NYC 




IN/1 



NOW RELEASED ! 

THE MOST WONDERFUL OF ALL MODERN IRISH SONGS 

Little Bit of Heaven 

Shure They Call It Ireland 

Lyric by J. KEIRN BRENNAN 
Music by the world-famous composer ERNEST R. BALL 

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In Vaudeville 
Kind permission AUGUSTUS PITOU, JR. 
Direction, JENIE JACOBS 
Next Week (June 14), Keith's. Boa ton 

Olivians The Keiths Washington 



PoUetler Pierre Variety N Y 
Pipifax & Panlo Prospect Brooklyn 
Primrose 4 Forsyth Atlanta 



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Rochea's Monkey Music Hail 2 Maiden Hill 
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Schaffer Sylvester care Tausig 104 E 14th N Y 

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Tlghe Harry and Babotte Variety N Y 
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us. 



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from AMERICA to AMERICA. 

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what a stampede there would be. If you have a good single, double or novelty act, get In touch 
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Anthony Ethel 
Archer Lou (C) 
Arnold Jack 
A mum Walter 
Ashlyn Belle (C) 
Atkins Jack 

B 
Baraban Sonia 
Barnett Walter E (C) 
Baron George 
Barrows Joe 
Bart ChaB M 
Bates Charles H 
Bates Chaa H (C) 
Bathrlek Bin 
Beach James M 
Beane Chaa T 
Bernstein A Rlchd (C) 
Bentley Marry 
Benway Happy 
Bergen Alfred 
Bernard Joe 
Butt's Seals 
Boggs Florence 
Big City Four (C) 



Bimbo Chaa (C) 
Bowers Dave (C) 
Brandon R F 
Brlce Miss E (C) 

Brighton Three 

Brindamour 

Brooks Elsie 

Brooks Herbert 
Brooka Wallle (C) 

Brosius A Brown 

Hryant Nellie 

Lillian Burke 

Burker Malda 

Burkhardt Maurice 
Burroughs J K fC) 

Bush Grace 



C 

Carmclo K"red 
Carr Nan 
t'aKtlllueci Oniero 
Carter A Carter (C) 
Cevene Herbert (C) 
Chase A I 
Chesterfield Harry (0) 



Churchill Mrs M (C) 

Clifford W L 

Cllve V E 

Cleveland II S 

Cole Nina 

Coleman W J 
Colton 4 Darrow (0) 

Coombs Frank (P) 

Cooper Mabel 
Couchel Bros (C) 

Courtney A Irwin 

Crawford A Montrose 

Cressey Harry 

Crlpps Billy 

CrownlDHlileld Mr 
Cuthbert A Dahlbg (C 

cutter W R 



Da I beanie (Jorge 
Dale Mart; 
Button Dorothv 
Darling Daisy (C) 
Davis Jack Skates (C) 
Dayton Leslie 
Dean Berlin (P) 



Dean Daiay (C) 
De Baasey Count 
De Cordorer Leo 
Dehon B (C) 
DeLafere A Co 
Dell Jack 
De Peron F R 
Derling Mrs 
Devlne A Williams 

(P) 
De Witt Harry 
Diamond Beatrice 
Dorney Joe R 
Dorr H Lester 
Douglass Chaa 
Downing J A 
Doylo Arthur .1 
Doyle Mr 
Dudley Alice 
Du For Harry 
Dupree Jeanette 
Duval Dorrla (C) 



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Book by JOSEPH SANTLEY 



Lyrics by HARRY B. SMITH 
RRICK THEATRE, OHI 



Music by SILVIO HEIN 



VARIETY 



ROY 



"THAT LUGUBRIOUS FELLOW" 

SCORING A BIG HIT WITH HIS OWN SONG SUCCESS "SOME LITTLE BUG IS GOING TO FIND YOU" 

In "ALL OVER TOWN," at Garrick Theatre, Chicago, Summer Season 



Ash ton Steven*, "Examiner"— Roy At 
well's gorgeous ditty intoxicates a whole 
house. Big comic hit; 



The Hattons, "Herald" Roy Atwell, fast 
becoming our favorite farceur, his germ 
ditty is a music hall classic, again tempts 
us to enthusiasm; 



CRITICS SAY 

Charles Collins, "Post"-Roy Atwell sings 
his comic lament about the bacteriological 
terrors of food with amusing results; 



Amy Leslie, "News" Roy Atwell in lu 
p«rcy Hammond, "Tribune" — Roy Atwell's Kubrious mood makes great success, singing 
funny song about verms; the most literate the bacterial ditty, which he wrote and has 
lyric of American Musical Comedy; made famous; 



Chicago "American"- -Roy 
scream with his song. He 
until he ran out of verses; 



Atwell is a 
was encored 



O. L. Hall. "Journal"— Roy Atwell, who is 
pushing aside all the other eccentric com- 
edians, makes merry with large success, 
registering the hit of his life, singing his 
own lugubrious ditty about microbes. If 
you have experienced many comedians _ in 
the theatre, you will know enough to give 
laughter to most of the things he does and 
to his way of doing them. 



Sam Barto 



"The Silent Tramp' 
Variety, London 



JOE JACKSON 

h . fJENIE JACOBS 



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BLH(CI 
Elliott Louise (C) 
Bmmett Oracle 
aTmerson Jaa B (C) 
Bmert L A (C) 
B 

Bqulllo Alfred 
Ever* Geo 
Evertette Flossie 
Everson Harry 



Faber 4 Waters 

Fay Ous 

Fein Frank 
Fellowes Mrs (C) 
Ferns Bobby (C) 

Flnley Bob 

Fltzslm A Cameron (C 

fltsgerald A Ashton 

Flam A H 
Flynn J H 
Fogs J V Budd 
Foo Lee Ton* (C) 
Folger Adelaide 
Fonda Mabel le 
Forbes Marlon 
Forrest Bdgar 
Forrest Jack (P) 
Francis Adeline 
Frandleno Mrs F (C) 
Franklin Bessie 
Franklyn Wilson 
Franklyn Kids 
French B (C) 



Oallo James J 



Gardner Jack (C) 
Gardner Jack 
Gavin Knox 
Gflgor Johnny 
I'.eorge Billy 
'esserm Mr 4 Mrs 
leafton Eugene 
Gleeson 4 Houlihan C 
Gllssando Phil 
Gold Irene (C) 
Golden Happy 
Gordon 4 Elgin (C) 
Goslar Irving (C) 
Gould Billle (C) 
Graeme & Wllmot 
Grey & My ton 
Gregory Frank L 
Guy George 

H 

llHKan Bobby (P) 

Hamllns The 
Hamtd George (C) 
Hashlmate Frank (C) 

Hartman Marie 
Harvey L (C) 

Hawley Mr F 
Hawley Walter (C) 

Hawthorne Hilly 
Heclow 4 Duval (C) 
Hendler Herschel (C) 
Herness Mr (C) 

Hill Stella 

Hlllyer Evelyn 

Hoey Johnnie 
Hoflman Mr&Mrs 

Hoyt Mr 4 Mrs H 
Howards Joe E (C) 
Howell J (C) 

Hunt Marie 



Meeting with big success at the AMERICAN THIS WEEK (June 7th). 

MA1DIE DELONG 

"THE BASEBALL BUG" 



(C» 



Hutchlngson Wlllard 



Iris Elsie (C) 



lames Frankle 

James Gladys 
Jameson B B (0) 

Jarvls Wlllard (Pi 

Johnson Virginia 

Jolly Edward 

Jones Gecrge 
Jordon Leslie (C) 

Joter Cbas 

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Kanellos V A (C) 
Kaplen Bessie (C) 
Kaynes Agnes (C) 
Kelly H P 
Kelly-Plstel (C) 
Kendell Ezra 
Kennedy Bort 
Kennedy Clayton 
Koebal Mr B 
Kune Eulalle 
Krampe Ben J (C) 



Ladden Al 
Umy Eddie 
La Mont Bros C) 
LanKford Irene 
[*» Roy Miss D 
La Sage Mr A H 
Lay ton Harry (C) 
Leet Fred (C) 



Leonard Bert (C) 
Leonard Eddie (C) 
Lenore Miss (C) 
Lester Great (C) 
Le Roy & Paul 
Lewellyn Dan (C) 
Linden H 4 E (C) 
Lloyd Kenneth (C) 
Lnckwood Jeannette 
Loch art Phemle (C) 
Lorraine Lillian (C) 
Lorraine Hazelle 
Lorls John T (C) 
Loudon Janet (C) 
Lucotle Allfred 
Lucille 4 Lucas (C) 
Luther J Dal (C) 
Luts Clare A (C) 
Luzlnskl Jack (C) 



Markee Bros 
Marks Abe 
Marshall D H 4 G 
Martinez Gloria 
Matthews Billy (C) 
May Margaret 
Mayo Florence 
Mayorga Louise 
Menning Wanda (C) 
MrCoy Lucielle 
McGreKor 4 Jane 
McGulrk Frederick 
Mac M;il;on Anna 
McMahon & Chappell 
Menaon Edith 
Mills Ben J 



Miller M Elgin (C) 
Miller Thomas H 
Mllliken Robert 
Mills Mrs Babe 
Mllmars The 
Milton Fred 
Moffet Jack (C) 
Montgomery Jack 
Montrose Camlllo 
Mora Teas (C) 
Morel le Beatrice 
Morgan Leslie 
Morris May 
Morrow Thomas D 
Mortimer Bob (C) 
Mortimer Lillian 
Morton Mildred 
Murphy Ed 
Murray Marion 
Murray Rose 
Mullally Dan 
Muller Gene 
Mulhall Rosalie (C) 

N 

Nelson Walter 
Newport Hal 
Nobletto Venza 
Nori Sisters 
Norworth Jack 
Nova Sylvia 
Nlblo Geo (C> 
Nobody 4 Piatt (C) 

O 

Olden Gene 
Oliver Ella T 



O'Neill Faye 
Orton Mr 
Ottaiano Baffaela 
Ottalano Ella 



Page Helen 
Paka July 
Palmer Frank 
Paris Lionel 
Parry Bertram 
Patrick Harry 
Pearl Al 
Pel letter Pierre 
Pickering John (C) 
Pike 4 Calame 
Plsano General (C) 
Pollard Mr 
Pollard W D 
Powers Free (C) 
Prnham Helen 
Pressler Dolly V (O) 
Price Miss D (C) 
Prultt Bill 



Rackett Clara 
Randall Otto D 
Raynor Ruth 
Raymond Chas J 
Raymond 4 Caverly 

(C) 
Rawson 4 Claire (C) 
Reader Anna 
Reamey Jaa O 
Retlcker Beatrice 
Reynolds Stella 



Riley Eddie 
Robblns Mr D 8 
Roberts Jack J 
Rooney Miss 
Ross Eddy 
Ross Roy (C) 
Rdwland James 
Rudolphe Adell 
Ruasel Pauline 
Ryan Bennett yC) 

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Sahaya 
Saito T (C) 
Salator 

Salambo Earle 8 (C) 
Sanders Mrs W A 
Santley Joseph H (C) 

Savage Miss R C 
Schuster Florence (C) 
Scott Mrs. David (C) 

Servian Trio 

Shayne Al 
Shaw Joe (C) 

Shea Jack 

Sheedy Helen 
Sheen Frank (C) 
8hlpley Harry (C) 
Skatelle B 4 H (C) 
Smith Bfle (C) 

Stewart Sisters 

Stevens Milt 

Stone Beth 

Strong Mrs E King 

Sullivan 4 Pasqulena 
Sutherland J H (C) 
Sykes Harry (C) 

Sylvester 

Sylvia 

Syman Stanley 
Swarts Mr (C) 



Talbert Harlln 
Tames Gladys 
Tempest Marie 
Temple Scott W 
Terry Frank (C) 
Themalns Musical (C) 
Three Girls T 
Thomas Mrs (P) 
Thornton Arthur J 
Toli Mr E 
Tongo Philip (C) 
Tralrlla Ford 



Treleske Cottage (C) 
Trenart Esther 
Trie Elsie (C) 
Trlx Helen 
Turpln Mr C N 



Vadette Villa 
Valiant Val 
Van Buren Helen 
Vance Gladys 
Vardaman 
Vardon Frank (C) 
Vedder Blanche 
Von Self-led C J 

W 
Wakle Mrs H (C) 
Wallace Brlce 
Wallace Vesta 
Wallace Harry 
Walsh Blanche 
Ward Solly 
Warden Jos F 
Washburn Lillian 
Wasson Grace 
Wayne Eugene L (C) 
Weber Ed D 
West Ada 
West Lew 
West Willie (C) 
Weston Misses 8 (C) 
Whitfield John J 
Whitney Claire 
Wicks Mrs 4 Mr J 
Williams Bert 
Williams Sam 
Wilson Billle 
Wilson Fred 
Wilson Knox 
Wlttee Helen 
Wood Brttt 
Wood Charlie 
Woods Albert 
Woods Nellie 
Worth Charlotte (C) 



a 

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(C) 



Young Jacob 
Yvonne Miss 



Zebella Olive 
Zgls The Two 
Zlnsmeister Mr C 



JACOB P. ADLER, JR. 



Sensational Dancer 

Per. Address care VARIETY, 
New York 



DONALD 



NEXT WEEK (June 14) 
KEITH'S PROSPECT, BROOKLYN 



EFFIE 



KERR and WESTON 



Scoring heavily every performance at all 
the Keith houses. 

THIS WEEK (June 7) 
PALACE, NEW YORK 
Direction, Harry Fitzgerald 



"The Vitagraph 
Boy" 



KENNETH CASEY 



THE FAIMOU JUVENILE VERSATILE ACTOR (The Only One in Vaudeville) 



THIS WEEK (June 7) 
PROSPECT, BROOKLYN 



CASEY 



..rect.0* JOE PINCUS, 'SB 



VARIETY 



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VAUDEVILLE'S BEST 
OPENING ACT IS 

MARTYN and FLORENCE ! 




HARRY HOLMAN 
"Adam Killjoy" 

Direction 
THOS. J. FITZPATRICK 




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IS re©ep thut 3o*tc raroriB. 

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DAINTY 
BETTY LEE 

The Southern Sons Bird" 



Blanche Ring 

In VAUDEVILLE 

Permanent Address: 

Sunny Gables. Mainaroneck, N. Y. 




Buster 

<L Santos 

and 

Jacque 
Hays 

The Girls with the 
Funny Figure 

Direction 
SIMONS AGENCY 



Bertie Ford 




DANCING ON 
A WIRE 
ALA- 
TANGUAY 

ORPHEUM- 
UNITED 



NILA DEVI 

Three solid months, NEW YORK ROOF 
Address care VARIETY, New York 



ALFREDO 

RICKARDS TOUR-AUSTRALIA 



'Suffocated with delightfulness' 




Fiddler 



and 



Shelton 



28 West 131st St., New York 
'Phone Harlem 3S57, Apt. 7 



J "•'»' HUME < WOHLFORD ■•!•-• 



Featuring their o' 



ORIGINAL DANCE CREATION, THE FLIRTATION PROMENADE** 
At JARD1N DE DANSE 

Direction, WM. MORRIS. 




tlWOLCR 

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feafk art twits*, eVrytne'i ap- 

Mt. 

The war In Earspa will sat e»'ry 
aation yet. 

■it, hark. Jest a moment — naleiy 
ealla — 

Why. It'l 8. 4 D — The Mule 
Cannon-Balli! 

"A Poem-ol-o-ilit" 




TH* <Siai. Soprano 




FRANCES 
CLARE 



and 



GUY 
RAWSON 



Direction, CHRIS O. BROWN 

Permanent address, Clare Cottage, 22 
Fairview Ave., Auburndale, Long Island. 
(Phone Flushing 1782.) 






The World's Greatest 
Boomerang Throwers 

A SENSATIONAL NOVELTY 

VAN and BELLE 

BOOKED SOLID 
Direction, SIMON AGENCY 



Billie SHAW and SEABURY William 



The Couple that Revived the Cake- Walk— and challenges anyone 

Variety, N. Y. 



KUY KENDALL 

CHAMPION AMERICAN BOY DANCER 
Just Finished 18 Weeks' Engagement New York Roof 
Address S3 LEFFERTS PLACE, BROOKLYN, N. Y. 



Nan Halperin 



Direction, M. S. BENTHAM 



SANDY SHAW 

Scotch Comedian 

Stands Alone 

Per. Address: TOM JONES, Putnam Bldg., 

New York 




PAULINE SAXON 

THE "SIS PERKINS** GIRL 



EDWARD MARSHALL told me to ad- 
vertise in VARIETY, where everyone 
would see my ad. I hope you all give 
this ons the once over and those that 
follow. 

JIM and 

MARIAN 

HARKINS 



i B-A-NJ-Oil PH-I-E-N-B-S I 



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Plaving United Time. 
CHAS. GROSSMAN, Mgr 



Per. Address White Rats Club 



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ANOTHER HIT BY THE WRITERS OF "DOWN AMONG THE SHELTERING PALMS' 



Write, wire or call 



I (Your Heart Will Cry I Want You)" 

_, By Ed Rose and Abe Olman 

LA SALLE MUSIC PUBLISHERS, Randolph Building, CHICAGO, ILL. 



in 



ill 



NIBLO and NUGENT pla ing Lo rr if cuit 



(Dan Niblo of Niblo and Riley) 



and 



(Jimmy Nugent of Stevenson and Nugent) 



Direction, TOM JONES 



WILLIE SOLAR 



VARIETY 



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Largest Publishers of Popular Music in the World 



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DETROIT 



FIVE 
WONDERFUL 
HIGH GRADE 
SONGS 

"UNDERNEATH 
THE STARS" 

By Flat* Jan Brown and Herbert Spencer 

"THE SONG OF 
THE GALE" 

Bass Solo 
J. Hayden-Clsrendon 

"TWILIGHT OF 
LOVE" 

Joan Haves— Herman Paley 

"THE BARS ARE 

DOWN IN LOVERS' 

LANE" 

Clara Kummer 

"A WONDERFUL 
THING" 

Clara Kummer 

(Original manuscripts of above number* 
will be sent to recognized performer a upon 
roquoat.) 

THREE 

GREAT COMEDY 

SONGS 

"IF WAR IS WHAT 

SHERMAN SAID 

IT WAS" 

Andrew Sterling— Albert Gumble 

"OUTSIDE" 

By Goodwin— Goodhart— Paley 

"WHAT WOULD 
YOU DO FOR 

$50,000?" 

Bryan— Paley 



"YPSILANTI" 

ALFRED BRYAN (YIP-SI-LAN-TI) EGBERT VAN ALSTYNE 

"IT'S TULIP TIME IN HOLLAND" 

BRADFORD ("TWO LIPS ARE CALLING ME") WHITING 

WHEN I WAS A DREAMER" 



u 



LITTLE— VAN ALSTYNE 



eel? 



I'M ON MY WAY TO 
DUBLIN BAY" 



STANLEY MURPHY 



"Everybody Rag With Me 

GUS KAHN AND GRACE LE BOY 

GO RIGHT AHEAD MR. WILSON 



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SEYMOUR BROWN 



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ALABAMA JUBILEE 



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YELLEN AND COBB 



"CIRCUS DAY IN DIXIE" 



YELLEN— GUMBLE 



"MR. WHITNEY S JITNEY BUS' 



BROWN— GASKILL 



"Sweetest Girl m Monterey" 

ALFRED BRYAN— HERMAN PALEY 



SEVEN 
NOVELTY SONGS 



(Every ona a gem) 



"SYNCOPATED 
LOVE" 

Havex— Brown 



"I LOVE TO TANGO 
WITH MY TEA" 

Bryan and Van Alstyne 

"THAT'S WHEN 

I'LL MARRY 

YOU" 

Dubin— Caakill— Cormack 

"IN JAPAN WITH 
MI-MO-SAN" 

Anita Owen 

"NOBODY ELSE 
BUT YOU" 

Wharton— David— Pen so 

ssssi^Bsss»ssassBsssaMss»ssssssMs»sssssssssaBsa»»s»s»s»s»ssaB 

"WRAP ME IN A 
BUNDLE" 

("And Take Ma Home with You") 
Kahn— Lester— Van Alstyne 

"I WANT A LITTLE 

LOVE FROM 

YOU" 

Callahan— Van Alstyne 



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TEN CENTS 




VARIETY 



JEROME H. REMICK 

PRESIDENT 



Largest Publishers of Popular Music in the World 



F. E. BELCHER 

SECRETARY 



Jerome H. Remick 




NEW YORK 



MOSE GUMBLE, Manager Professional Department 



DETROIT 



FIVE 
WONDERFUL 
HIGH GRADE 
SONGS 

"UNDERNEATH 
THE STARS" 

By Flat* Jan Brown and Herbert Span car 

"THE SONG OF 
THE GALE" 

Bass Solo 
J. Haydan-Clarandon 

"TWILIGHT OF 
LOVE" 

Joan Haver— Herman Paley 

"THE BARS ARE 

DOWN IN LOVERS' 

LANE" 

Clara Kununor 

"A WONDERFUL 
THING" 

Clara Kummor 

(Original manuscripts of above numbers 
will bo sent to recognized performers upon 
roquoot.) 

THREE 

GREAT COMEDY 

SONGS 

"IF WAR IS WHAT 

SHERMAN SAID 

IT WAS" 

Andrew Sterling— Albert Gumble 

"OUTSIDE"' 

By Goodwin— Goodbart— Paley 

"WHAT WOULD 
YOU DO FOR 

$50,000?" 

Bryan— Palsy 



"YPSILANTI" 

ALFRED BRYAN ( YIP-SI-LAN-TI) EGBERT VAN ALSTYNE 

"ITS TULIP TIME IN HOLLAND" 

RADFORD ("TWO LIPS ARE CALLING ME") WHITING 

WHEN I WAS A DREAMER" 



a 



LITTLE— VAN ALSTYNE 



"I'M ON MY WAY TO 

DUBLIN BAY" 



STANLEY MURPHY 



"Everybody Rag With Me 

GUS KAHN AND GRACE LE BOY 

GO RIGHT AHEAD MR. WILSON 



ff 



*• 



SEYMOUR BROWN 



U 



ALABAMA JUBILEE 



9! 



YELLEN AND COBB 



"CIRCUS DAY IN DIXIE 



ff 



YELLEN— GUMBLE 



"MR. WHITNEY'S JITNEY BUS" 



BROWN— GASKILL 



"Sweetest Girl in Monterey 

ALFRED BRYAN— HERMAN PALEY 



ff 



SEVEN 
NOVELTY SONGS 



(Evsry one a com) 



"SYNCOPATED 



LOVE" 



Havax— Bro 



' 



"I LOVE TO TANGO 
WITH MY TEA" 

Bryan and Van Alstjmo 

"THAT'S WHEN 

I'LL MARRY 

YOU" 

Dubin— Gaaklll— Cormack 

"IN JAPAN WITH 
MI-MO-SAN" 

Anita Owen 

"NOBODY ELSE 
BUT YOU" 

Wharton— David— Penao 

"WRAP ME IN A 
BUNDLE" 

("And Take Mo Homo with You") 
Kahn— Lester— Van Alstyne 



"I WANT A LITTLE 

LOVE FROM 

YOU" 

Callahan— Van Alstyne 



Jerome H. Remick 4 Co 



DETROIT 
137 W. Fort St. 



CHICAGO 
Majestic Theatre Bldg. 



NEW YORK 
219 W. 46th St. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
906 Market St 



BOSTON 
228 Tremont St 




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Vol. XXXIX. No. 3. 



NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1915. 



PRICE 10 CENTS 



MASSIVE GRAND OPERA AT 10c. 
D1PPELS PLAN FOR THE GARDEN 



Andreas Dippel and S. Rachman Form Partnership for Show 
Purposes. Take Shuberts' Casino, from Sept. 15, for 
Musical Productions. Organizing Four Depart- 
ments, Including Sports. Same Men 
Promoters of Successful Wrestling 
Tournament. 



Arrangements are under way for 
Grand Opera to be produced in Madi- 
son Square Garden during the summer 
under the personal direction of An- 
dreas Dippel with a large orchestra 
under the baton leadership of Dr. Arn- 
selm Goetzl. As the plans are laid out 
the prices for the G. O. engagement 
would range from 10 to 50 cents. 

Dippel would install a high-grade 
company at the Garden for a season 
of 10 weeks with further time optional 
although there would be no chance of 
continuing through the winter season. 

The matter is said now to be up to 
Otto Kahn and if he nods approval it 
will only be the question of a few days 
when Dippel would move right in on 
the summer project. 

The present war abroad has forced 
many operatic stars to remain in this 
country and has sent others over here 
in the hope of getting a profitable en- 
gagement of some kind. Dippel could 
easily get a raft of stars and artists 
without paying them fancy salaries for 
the Garden engagement. 

As to scenery Dippel could call upon 
all he wants from the Met storehouses 
and as for pieces for his repertoire they 
would be very easy for Dippel to ob- 
tain. The music would be an import- 
ant factor, but in Mr. Goetzl's hands ii 
would meet all requirements as his 
reputation is widely known on both 
Continents. 

The Madison Square Garden picture 
project almost went up in the air Satur- 
day night. With a small bankroll back 
of the project and business away off 
the Arena Co. was nearly forced t-> 
suspend operation. The pictures may 
close tonsorv- •■•• :•• ■ , " ' T1 • o; ■ ?*•- fra 



quit during the middle of last week 
with Dr. A. Goetzl, director, having a 
check in his possession for the services 
of the big orchestra which was de- 
clared no good. Certain film com- 
panies refused to send features down 
to the Garden until a reasonably sure 
deposit was forthcoming. 

Mr. Dippel has formed a permanent 
association with S. Rachman, and the 
two managers have leased the Casino 
theatre at Broadway and 39th street 
from the Shuberts, on a guaranteed 
percentage, it is said. Commencing 
Sept. 15 the Casino, under the Dippel- 
Rachman management, will present a 
pretentious musical comedy. 

This is but ? prelude, according to 
report, of extensive operations by the 
new formation. Four departments will 
be elaborately conducted by Messrs. 
Dippel and Rachman. These will be 
known as Opera, Sports, Vaudeville 
and Musical Comedy. 

Dippel and Rachman are the pro- 
moters of the highly successful wrest- 
ling tournament at the Manhattan op- 
era house, now in its fifth week, and 
playing to over $7,500 a week. This 
sort of an attraction in a theatre has 
astonished New York and the show 
business. The tournament has gath- 
ered strength in its drawing power as 
it progressed, and under the astute di- 
rection of Rachman, appears to be the 
big draw at present in the Metropolis. 
The admission scale this week at the 
Manhattan was increased to $2.50, top. 
It had been $2. No closing date for 
the Tournament has been set. The 
touring of the wrestlers in the immedi- 
ate future has been declared off. Rach- 
r r:f i:v?ed '»n Page 4. ) 



NEW "POTASH" PLAT. 

There will be a second edition of 

"Potash &. Perlmutter" in New York 

during September, when A. H. Woods 

will present the sequel, called "Potash 
& Perlmutter, Inc." 

Barney Bernard will resume the role 
created by him in the original produc- 
tion, and playing opposite will likely be 
Julius Tannen, who had the same part 
in the No. 2 "P. & P." play the past 
season. Other members of the original 
cast will take part in the new produc- 
tion. 

The book for "P. & P., Inc.," will be 
finished by Montague Glass, the creator 
of the story-characters. Charles Klein 
was at work upon the new play and it 
was left incomplete upon his death. 

Alex Carr, who was of the original 
"Potash & Perlmutter" cast, is to 
be starred by Harry Frazee next sea- 
son in a new play by Sam Shipman. 

London, June 16. 
The run of "Potash & Perlmutter" 
at the Queen's will end shortly, with 
the theatre remaining dark until an- 
other "P. & P." play is produced there. 



FROHMAN STARS FOR VAUDE. 

It is expected within the next few 
weeks there will be an announcement 
regarding a number of the Charles 
Frohman stars who will be available 
for a short vaudeville season. The 
biggest names now in the Frohman 
office are mentioned as possible. 

It is said the offer has gone direct 
to the big vaudeville heads from Dan- 
iel Frohman, and that he has been in 
negotiation with them for over a week. 
It is said they have been anxious to 
accept vaudeville time for a few weeks. 
They arc seeing visions of easy money 
which Ethel Barrymorc has been get- 
ting and do not feel that they should 
let any of it slip by them. 



Keeney's Offer to Eva Tanguay. 

Frank A. Keeney, who has vaude- 
ville theatres in Brooklyn and Newark, 
wired an offer last Friday to Eva Tan- 
guay of $3,000 weekly in each of his 
two houses if she would consent to 
feature the Keeney shows for that time. 
No answer was returned to the mes- 
sage. 



25 HOUSES ON S. & H. 

From out of the west comes a re- 
port that Stair & Havlin had lost much 
of their former aggressiveness and that 
next season they would only have about 
ten houses. In 'addition to this, the 
report had something to say about pro- 
ducers being discouraged, among other 
things. 

When asked about the report, George 
H. Nicolai said that it might be true 
some producers were discouraged, bnt 
there are so many in all circuits that 
the S.-H. circuit was no exception. He 
said the bookings were being made an4 
that the circuit was getting many 
shows. 

Mr. Nicolai denied emphatically S. 
& H. were dropping to a ten-house cir- 
cuit, and that while a few theatres were 
being lopped off that others were being 
added, and the list would include at 
least 25 houses next season. 



HAMMERSTEIN'S INVENTION. 

The "Aero Board" is the latest in- 
vention of Oscar Hammerstein for the 
cigar making trade. Mr. Hammerstein 
has some hundreds of inventions in 
the cigar line, but this is said to be 
his supreme achievement. It was ad- 
vertised in Tobacco Leaf of June 10, 
and sells for $30 each. The board can 
be attached to any cigar maker's table, 
saving men, time and waste. 

Those familiar with Oscar's latest 
say there is more money in it than in* 
Grand Opera. 



GLOBE'S RECORD BROKEN. 

The house record at the Globe at a 
$2.50 top scale was broken Saturday 
night when the gross totaled $2,705. 
The occasion was West Point night at 
"Chin Chin" and all the boxes and 859 
seats were sold to the cadets. 



PARK BUSINESS BAD. 

Memphis, June 16. 
The vaudeville at East Knd Park 
closed Saturday, through bad business. 
It had been open but three weeks. 



.CASTLES ASK $2,000. 
The Palace next week may have Mr. 
and Mrs. Vernon Castle topping its 
bill. The dancers were in negotiation 
through H. B. Marinclli for the en,- 
gagement Wednesday. They asked 
$2,000 for the werk. 



CABLES 



LONDON'S LEGIT MANAGERS 

FACING BANKRUPTCY FINISH 



Depends Upon Length of War. Business Going from Bad to 
Worse. Many Changes Looked for in West End Thea- 
tres Next Season. Music Hall Reorganization. 
One Big Holding Company and Booking 

Office. 



London, June 16. 

If the war keeps on much longer 
every legitimate manager and producer 
in London will be bankrupt. Business 
is growing worse and worse as time 
goes on. As recentty cabled to Variety, 
no less than 20 West End legitimate 
productions closed their seasons dur- 
ing May. Some were artistic success- 
es, but never did business. Others did 
a fair business and would probably, 
under normal conditions, have played 
to big receipts. This condition, vitally 
affected by the death of Charles Froh- 
man on the Lusitania will have the 
effect of revolutionizing the London 
theatrical map, and one need not be at 
all surprised to hear before next fall 
of numerous changes in the lesseeship 
of several west end theatres. 

There is also almost certain to be a 
reorganization in the management of 
the London and provincial music halls. 
It is on the cards that three variety 
circuits will be merged into a gigantic 
holding company, which will be under 
the direction of one prominent man- 
ager and that they will all be booked 
from one office, doing away with the 
expenses of two booking establish- 
ments, and the retirement from one of 
the circuits of a director who has been 
prominently identified with it for a 
number of years. The new man is 
known for his enterprise in encourag- 
ing production and importation of tal- 
ent and if the plan goes through as 
contemplated it will have a beneficial 
effect upon the music hall business in 
England. 

At several of the theatres this week 
a closing notice has been posted, made 
conditional through the managers not 
caring to chance the effect extreme 
heat will have. 



"MELTING POT WITHDRAWN. 

London, June 16. 
"The Melting Pot" has been with- 
drawn from the provincial repertoire in 
deference to the wishes of the Foreign 
Office, which feared the presentation of 
the Zangwill play might tend to of- 
fend Russia. 



OLD FIRM DISSOLVES. 

London, June 16. 
David Devant has left Maskelyne & 
Dcvant and will confine his future ac- 
tivities to touring. Maskelyne will re- 
tain St. (ieorge's Hall. 



FRENCH CUES INTERFERE. 

London. June 16. 
The Moulin Rouge opening at the 
Pavilion Monday drew a capacity 
house but the premiere suffered 



through the negligence or inability of 
the house electrician, who could not 
understand the French light cues. 

The show is being cut from 100 to 
70 minutes, an<J the four weeks' en- 
gagement originally contracted for 
may be extended. 



BRAY COMING BACK. 

London, June 16. 

C. E. Bray, assistant general man- 
ager of the Orpheum Circuit, will leave 
here on the Adriatic today after an 
eight weeks' trip through the warring 
countries. 

Mr. Bray is accompanied by his wife 
on the present trip, having made the 
journey to attend to some personal 
business for Martin Beck. 

The Brays took an aeroplane flight 
during the current week. 



MUCH PLOT TO "POSONBY." 

London, June 16. 

"Posonby," the title finally be- 
stowed on Walter Hackett's Frenchy 
farce, opened at the Comedy June 14 
and seems overburdened with plot. 

This will mar the success of the 
piece, which looked rather doubtful at 
the opening. 



TREE'S 'TRILBY." 

London, June 16. 

Sir Herbert Tree has made arrange- 
ments to produce a condensed version 
of "Trilby" at the Finsbury Park Em- 
pire, July 5. 



HEAVY BILL LIGHTLY BOOMED. 

London, June 16. 
The Grand Guignol program at the 
Coronet, opening June 14, was insuffi- 
ciently boomed. The program was 
weighted down with a Romeo and 
Juliet balcony scene and an English 
pianologist. 



DORZIAT'S WAR SKETCH. 

London, June 16. 
Mile. Dorziat, opening at the Coli- 
seum in a recruiting sketch by Ed- 
ward Knobloch. called "The Way to 
Win," did fairly. 



Sentimental Farce Doubtful. 

London, June 16. 
"The GreeA Flag" opened at the Vau- 
deville June 11. It's a sentimental 
farce and looks doubtful as far as its 
future is concerned. 



Closed After 11 Days. 

London. June 16. 
"Armageddon." after a run of 11 
days, closed June 12. 



JOANS ADVERTISING CAR. 

Joan Sawyer left for the Pacific coast 
this week in a Paige-Detroit machine 
which she will advertise and demon- 
strate on the trip for the use of the 
car, which is supplied and kept in con- 
dition by the manufacturer without 
charge. 

The dancer will play several engage- 
ments on the road and open on the 
Orpheum Circuit in San Francisco 
Aug. 15. 

George Harcourt, her dancing part- 
ner, is doing the same stunt, taking 
another route, but arranging to meet 
Miss Sawyer at the different towns. 

The auto people are framing the free 
transportation stunt as a race and are 
press-agenting a $5,000 prize to the 
winner. 



CHICAGO'S BALL PARK HIP. 

Chicago, June 16. 

The Hippodrome at the Federal 
League Ball Park opened Saturday 
night, and the opening attendance 
promises well for the venture. 

The stage was set on the diamond. 
Outside of a few song pluggers, the 
acts were "dumb" ones. Prices were 
10-20-30. Sunday night another crowd 
of 5,000 attended the park. Monday 
night was rainy. 

The bill will be changed twice a 
week and the acts will do two shows 
a night. The bill is said to run at a 
cost of about $1,500 weekly. 



GERTIE MILLAR AT PALACE. 

London, June 16 
Alfred Butt has contracted to pro- 
duce at the Palace in September a 
musical piece which is not exactly a 
revue but savors more of musical com- 
edy. 

Gertie Millar, the Gaiety favorite, "s 
to have the leading female role. 



HACKETT AFTER HOUSE. 

James K. Hackctt is after a house 
in New York for next season. The 
millionaire producing-actor-manager is 
said to have one theatre under con- 
sideration. For sentimental reasons he 
may try to secure the Harris theatre 
which was formerly named after him. 



SOUTHWEST TOO HOT. 

Louisville. June 16. 
The heat will cause the ending of the 
summer pop vaudeville policy at 
Keith's here this Saturday. 



HERZ PIECE SHELVED. 

The play in which Ralph Herz has 
been appearing on tour and which at 
one time was named "Wild Game" has 
been permanently shelved by the Shu- 
berts. It was intended to open in New 
York this month but the road reports 
on the production were such that it 
was decided to send it to the store- 
house. 



5-Act Play by Justin Huntly McCarthy. 

London. June 16. 
"Sir Roger de Coverley." a five-act 
play l»y Justin Huntly McCarthy, is to 
be produced "at a West End theatre by 
F.dward (onipt<m. the comedian. 



GRAND OPERA AT GARDEN. 

(Continued from page 3.) 
man and Dippel may take the Brighton 
Beach Race Track for a Sunday, giv- 
ing an exhibition of wrestling there for 
an afternoon, in the open, to popular 
prices. They have secured an option 

on the race track for that purpose. 

Herr Rachman has made this coun- 
try the scene of his activity since leav- 
ing Europe last fall. On the other side 
he is equally famed for piloting big 
stars, with any American managers, 
and as a foreign impresario Rachman 
has directed tours of the biggest names 
ever there. He has arranged while 
here a tour on the other side for Frieda 
Hempel, the Metropolitan's prima, and 
the new firm will import to this coun- 
try shortly, Constantine Bernardi, the 
original, who has often been spoken of 
for an American tour, but nothing be- 
yond that has developed up to this 
time. Other famous European artists 
and attractions are also in contempla- 
tion by Dippel and Rachman for this 
side starting next season. 



SAME DAY AND DATE STAND. 

Jamestown, N. Y., June 16. 

Ringling Brothers' circus, which ap- 
pears here June 24, plays its first day 
and date opposition in Erie, Pa., June 
25, against 101 Ranch. 

Jess Willard is being played up in 
all the advance press work throughout 
this section for the 101 show, and no 
doubt will draw an immense throng. 
The lots will be opposite. 

Up through the northwest where the 
Hagenbeck-Wallace circus is playing 
and has its stands pretty well billed by 
the Ringlings for a "Coming Soon" 
announcement of the Barnum & Bailey 
shows the former is making som? 
pretty strong remarks about the "op- 
position." 

The B. B. posters, giving no date, 
reaching certain Wisconsin towns, for 
instance, Racine, told the people to 
wait as that circus was surely coming 
and that it should have "the first call" 
as "the greatest show was the cheap- 
est to see, etc." 

To offset the B. B. "coming soon" 
bills the H. W. circus put out a "come 
back" that stated some pretty bald 
facts. They declared the "coming 
soon" shows were using "unfair and 
questionable show methods" and that 
the latter's chief method was to ascer- 
tain the H. W. route and slip in a few 
days ahead and put out its "coming 
soon" posters. The Hagenbeck-Wal- 
lace bills calls the opposition a "circus 
trust." and emphatically says the 
latter's bluffing, that it is not "com- 
ing" and that if it were really booked 
the circus would name a date. 

In Racine where the H. W. circus 
appeared June 12 these bills slapping 
the "Coming Soon" shows were circu- 
lated all over town to cover the B. B. 
bills that it was to appear there later. 

The 101 Ranch is drawing big with 
Jess Willard as the feature attraction. 
Willard is appearing in the concert 
after the show, and for which 25 cents 
is charged. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



VAUDEVILLE 



5 



EXPO WITHDRAWS SUPPORT 

FROM "ZONE" ATTRACTIONS 



Assistance Given Certain "Zone" Shows Discon- 
tinued, With Managements Seeing No Way Out. 101 
Ranch Jumping Across Country. Many 
Exposition Employes Dismissed. 



San Francisco, June 16. 

Joe Miller, of the Miller Bros.' 101 

Ranch, arrived here Saturday and made 

arrangements for the 101 Ranch to 

jump practically intact to Erie, Pa., to 

strengthen the 101 Ranch show now 
playing opposition dates with the 
Ringling Circus. 

Miller claims his contract with the 
Exposition has expired and his aggre- 
gation will leave the engagement 
ahead financially. Mr. Miller says he 
is very well pleased with the treatment 
accorded him by the Exposition ex- 
ecutives. 

Following its policy of retrenchment, 
the Exposition has notified "Toyland," 
"Our Girls' Frolic," Selig-Robinson 
Animal Show, "Mysterious Orient," and 
101 Ranch shows that they will have 
to weather it through or close without 
further financial aid from the Exposi- 
tion. When business was bad, the Ex- 
position partly took these shows over, 
and it was understood at that time that 
101 Ranch was to be one of the free 
shows to draw the people on the 
"Zone," with the Ranch show arrange- 
ment to stand until the Exposition fin- 
ished its run. 

June 1 a large number of employees 
were let out and now the shows the 
Exposition had to help to keep from 
withdrawing from the "Zone" are 
forced to go up against what seems to 
be a tough proposition. The managers 
of the attractions, excepting the 
Ranch, declare it will only be a mat- 
ter of time before they will have to 
close. 

Only a very small part of the at- 
tendance uses the Van Ness entrance 
to the grounds, near where these shows 
are located. The bulk of the attend- 
ance goes through the Fillmore street 
entrance, which leads past the "Zone," 
and shows located in this section have 
a better chance for business. 



LOEW CUTS OUT "BLANKETS." 

Joseph M. Schenck, the Loew Cir- 
cuit general booking manager, has 
tabooed the "blanket contract" for 
vaudeville acts. A "blanket" on the 
Loew Circuit first occurred last sum- 
mer, when Mr. Schenck was arranging 
bills for the eastern and western time. 
With the omission of the western route 
from the circuit's sheets, leaving but 
the Loew houses in the east to be sup- 
plied next season, the "blanket" will 
go. 

Through the return of the former 
Sullivan-Considine Circuit to its first 
owners, the Loew eastern houses are 
taking care of the acts returning from 
the west with "blankets." This is said 
to cause the cost of several bills in the 
Loew houses around New York to be 



excessively high for this season of the 
year. 

The Fox Circuit of pop vaudeville 
houses around Greater New York will 
reduce the weekly expense of its sum- 
mer bills through omitting the usual 
higher priced turns during the hot 
weather. Edgar Allen, the Fox gen- 
eral booking manager, explains the 
move by saying it would be unwise to 
use up good material in warm weather, 
when an extra-priced attraction would 
not be an assured box office card. Be- 
sides, said Mr. Allen, the summer en- 
gagement renders useless the same act 
for the fall, when it would be of full 
value. 



HOTEL ASSN. AFTER BALABAN. 

Denver, June 16. 

The Hotel Owners' Association has 
issued orders for the immediate appre- 
hension of one Edgar Balaban, a vaude- 
ville performer who played Loew's Em- 
press theatre in this city during the 
week of May 3. 

At that time Balaban is alleged to 
have jumped a board bill at the Al- 
bany Hotel and upon the hotel manage- 
ment making a complaint to the or- 
ganization, it was learned, Balaban was 
being sought for an unpaid bill of $200 
by the executives of Mercy Hospital, 
Denver. 

The same Balaban is alleged to have 
taken a "run-out" powder on Mrs. Rod- 
ney's Apartments in New York and 
also overlooked the usual form of pay- 
ing the weekly bill at the Hermitage 
Hotel, New York, and the Hotel Stat- 
ler, Buffalo. The district attorney's 
office has been notified and a warrant 
is about to be issued for his arrest. 

Balaban is reported to be the son of 
a Brooklyn doctor. He is a female 
impersonator and bills himself as "The 
Sensational Misleading Musical Marvel, 
Balaban." 



VAUDEVILLE "FIXERS." 

James J. Morton, Felix Adler and 
Bert Leslie have organized as the Cres- 
cent Promoting Co., with offices at 145 
West 45th street, to conduct a general 
clearing house in handling show mate- 
rial of all kinds. Each of the principals 
in the concern is a well-known vaude- 
villian and recognized comedian, in and 
out of vaudeville. 

Their scope will include all branches 
of the profession, from musical comedy 
to pictures, with attention given to the 
disposal of manuscripts, repairing any 
kind of an act, producing new ones, 
placing songs and scenarios, writing 
dialog and giving useful advice to those* 
applying for it. 

The concern starts business July 1. 




S-C'S FUTURE. 

While the future policy ind direction 

of the Sullivan-Considine Circuit of 

Western theatres is being guessed : t 
by the profession in general, it be- 
came known this week tha: arrange- 
ments were being quietly perfected f3r 
an amalgamation of that circuit with 
the Hugh Mcintosh string ot houses 
in Australia, with a possibility that both 
circuits would be jointly booked from 
New York through the office of Chri3 
O. Brown. Mr. Brown is now repre- 
senting the American interests of the 
Mcintosh firm, sending a weekly bill 
from this country to the Antipodes, 
but a standing arrangement with John 
Considine permits the New York agent 
to place the acts en route to Australia 
in the coast houses now controlled by 
Considine, thus breaking the jump by 
a five or six-week engagement along 
the Pacific. 

At the present time John Considine 
is in San Francisco looking over his 
office there and endeavoring to make 
arrangements to permit the material- 
ization of the new deal. When the Sul- 
livan-Considine Circuit was taken over 
by Loew it was in a position to con- 
tract an act independently for 23 weeks, 
and while through the dissolution of 
the Chicago and San Francisco S.-C. 
offices the route was somewhat re- 
duced, the circuit proper could be 
resurrected with at least a 20-week run. 
The Mcintosh contract calls for a 20- 
week tour and if the arrangement per- 
mitted a blanket contract proposition, 
Brown could offer acts suitable for 
Australia a 40-week route, while those 
particular acts that would only classify 
for American booking could be placed 
for a season of 20 weeks with the in- 
cidental time that would naturally he 
landed added to the regular contract. 

Several weeks ago it was reported in 
Variett Hugh Mcintosh was angling 
for the Sullivan-Considine Circuit to 
make American connections for his 
Australian time, but while the matter 
was pending the Loew people turned 
the circuit back to John Considine and 
further negotiations were called off un- 
til Considine could re-establish his 
business department and become reac- 
quainted with his own property. 

Regardless of the reported connec- 
tion with Mcintosh, it is understood 
Considine and Chris Brown have an ar- 
rangement whereby Brown will resume 
the booking of the circuit with the 
opening of next season, when vaudeville 
will be replaced in the houses on the 
same basis and policy that existed 
prior to the Loew temporary purchase. 
This would not affect Mr. Brown's rep- 
resentation with Mcintosh, for with 
the American circuit booked through 
his office, it would place the Australian 
time in a better position to select its 
material through taking the desired 
acts from the Sullivan-Considine chain 
as they reached the coast, from where 
they would sail to take up their Aus- 
tralian obligations. There seems a 
likely possibility the Affiliated Booking 
Co., of Chicago, of which Fred Lincoln 
is general manager, would make cither 
a direct or booking affiliation with the 
Considine circuit proper with Lincoln 
probably resuming his former position 
of general manager. The Affiliated firm 
is thoroughly established and in work- 



OBITUARY. 

Warren Frazee, known in the circus 
world as "Alligator Joe" and appear- 
ing at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 
died May 30 of pneumonia in the Ger- 
man Hospital, San Francisco. A child 
survives. 



Mme. Marie Michailoff, who has 
been associated with a number of the 
present day stars and was the friend 
and companion of the late Mile. Rhea 
for many years, died May 28 in Roose- 
velt Hospital after two months' illness. 
She was buried in Calvary Cemetery 

Mildred Claire (Mrs. Al. Des Roche) 
died May 31 at the home of her parents 
in New York after a prolonged illness. 
Mother, father, a brother and two sis- 
ters, Nell and Lillian Claire, survive. 



R. A. Roberts, director and producer, 
at one time a member of Minnie Palm- 
er's company, died last Saturday in St. 
Vincent's Hospital, New York, follow- 
ing an illness which he has been fight- 
ing for several years. Roberts failed 
to rally from an operation and the end 
came peacefully. He was married six 
years ago to Helen Byron. 



Allan Fawcett, stage manager with 
Maude Adams in "Quality Street" died 
suddenly at the Continental Hotel, San 
Francisco, June 5, after an attack of 
acute indigestion. Fawcett's body was 
shipped to New York for burial. He 
was a member of the Lambs Club. 

James H. Burton, in vaudeville with 
a dog act, died in San Francisco June 9 
of paralysis. The deceased was 63 years 
old and is survived by two daughters. 
Prior to handling animals in vaudeville, 
Burton was a minstrel man. 

Elizabeth Hawkins, the mother of 
Gertie, Kittie and Minnie Hawkins, 
died suddenly June 8 in her home in 
Philadelphia. 

Frank Browne (Three Brownies) 
married Fannie Greenberg, a non-pro- 
fessional, last week. 



CANFIELD VERY LOW. 

John Can field (Canfield and Carle- 
ton) is seriously ill at his home in 
Bensonhurst, L. I. 

ing condition and would be the prac- 
tical Chicago stand for the recon- 
structed circuit. With the San Fran- 
cisco office set in action again and the 
general booking department centered 
around Brown in New York, the circuit 
would be in a position for any immedi- 
ate movement and doubly convenient 
for the proposed connection with the 
Australian time. 



Chicago. June 16. 

The dealings between the Western 
Vaudeville Managers' Association and 
John Considine that extended over a 
period of two weeks have come to 
naught. It is said the Considine pr >- 
posal was for money interests to sta.i 1 
any losses of the houses on the circuit. 

The policy of the Sullivan-Considine 
theatres for next season still remains 
indefinite. 



VAUDEVILLE 



IN LONDON 



London, June 1. 
A goodly proportion of theatre and 
music hall audiences is made up of 
soldiers on leave, admitted at half 
price. These theatregoers care little 
for war plays and sketches of that cal- 
ibre. They are pretty well "fed up" 
with theatrical spies and spy catchers. 
It is an affront to their intelligence 
and there is likely to be a cessation of 
this form of entertainment for some 
time to come. 

After an absence of two or three 
years the name of Sir Arthur Pinero 
will once more be seen on the London 
boards as the author of a new play. 
His last full-length play shown here 
was at the Duke of York's theatre in 
1912 when Charles Frohman presented 
" 'Mind th' Paint' Girl." In the spring 
of 1913 his one-act piece, "Playgoers/' 
was presented at the St. James. 

The call boy at the Shaftesbury has 
enlisted and Robert Courtneidge has 
replaced him with a 14-year-old girl. 
Other managers are expected to fol- 
low suit. A touring revue announces 
that in order to encourage recruiting 
all the male chorus parts will hereafter 
be played by women. The street car 
men are on strike and the management 
has announced that they will not per- 
mit any of the strikers who are eligi- 
ble for the army to return to its em- 
ploy. 

The sites selected for the posting of 
recruiting advertising are not always 
felicitous. For instance, on the front 
of a Young Women's Christian Asso- 
ciation building there appears one 
reading: "More Men are Needed." 
Adorning an epileptic hospital another 
one announces that "Every Fit Man Is 
Needed." On top of a coffin in the 
window of an undertaker's establish- 
ment, the War Office appeals to young 
men to "Fall In." 



Harry Grattan's rivue "Odds and 
| ; .nds" closed its run at the Ambassa- 
dors Saturday and another revue by 
the same author, is in rehearsal and 
scheduled for production at that house 
for June 12. It is entitled "More An 
C.rattan." 



Cissic Loftus is to play the leading 
part in a new play f o be produced next 
Monday night at Brighton, entitled 
"Enterprising Helcr," written by Lord 
Latymcr under the nom-du-teatre of 
Frances Coutts. The play recites the 
love story of an actress and Miss 
Loftus' part calls for her rendition of 
a song. 



About the most important person- 
age around here today is Harry Viv- 
ian, the sharpshooter. At the out- 
break of the war he was playing at the 
Berlin Winter Garden and after a 
somewhat strenuous time, succeeded 
in getting back to London with his 
company. Then in order to gain .pub- 



licity Vivian started a campaign at 
every theatre in which he appeared, 
offering to teach the English soldiers 
how to shoot. When this news reached 
Berlin "Das Program" printed an ar- 
ticle condemning Vivian and stating 
that they would remember him should 
he ever return to Germany. By a 
strange coincidence he has barely es- 
caped Zeppelin bombs dropped by the 
Germans on two occasions. One at 
Ipswich a month ago and the second at 
Shoreditch Empire last night at which 
house he was pjaying. Vivian would 
like to have folks believe that these 
air raids were organized especially to 
"get" him, and he is making publicity 
capital out of it. 



During the recent crusade against 
drink in England Canon Simpson de- 
livered a sermon at his church on a 
certain Sunday on the subject of "Love 
Your Enemies." The next day the 
Chancellor made a public statement 
that "Drink is our worst enemy." 



JOE JACKSON'S STORY. 

Joe Jackson, the tramp cyclist, who 
did not go to the Palace, Chicago, with 
"Maid in America" after its New York 
Winter Garden engagement, has a dif- 
ferent story to tell than the published 
ones regarding his leaving the produc- 
tion, also the substitution of Frank 
Reno, known as "Uno," under his name 
and with his act as presented in con- 
nection with the show in Chicago. 

Through that substitution Jackson 
says he is thinking of asking the court 
to set the damage he has sustained, 
principally through the inferior per- 
formance Uno gave of his turn, and 
of the impression he must have left 
with the Chicago public as reflected by 
the newspaper reviewers of that city. 
One critic said in his notice of the 
"Maid in America" premiere: "Joe 
Jackson died in his dirty makeup." Mr. 
Jackson thinks that is a rough line to 
saddle upon him, when he wasn't there. 

Neither did "Uno," says Jackson, 
ever appear professionally with him on 
the European stage or anywhere else. 
At one time, according to Jackson's 
story. "Uno" was employed by him in 
a capacity outside of the profession, 
and as a matter of fact and record 
Jackson .furthqj states he has never 
worked in a cycle turn with anyone, 
always appearing single, and before do- 
ing the comedy he rode the bicycle 
"straight." 

The other point Jackson wishes to 
make clear is why he left "Maid in 
America." Not because, says he, as 
reported, he had asked for more money 
or a longer contract, but through the 
refusal of the Shubcrts to allow the 
word "consecutive" to remain in his 
contract. The agreement called for 15 
weeks. Jackson made it read 15 con- 
secutive weeks. The Shubcrts scratched 
out the insertion and. with it. lost 
Jackson. 




If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



The practice of employing semi-pro- 
fessional baseball players to represent 
the various theatrical organizations tak- 
ing an interest in sports was given a 
permanent black-eye last Saturday 
when the aggregation of Harlem stars 
engaged by the United Booking Offices 
to play the Sheedy outfit clashed in a 
no-decision nine-inning game that final- 
ly ended in an argument and came peri- 
lously near to a free-for-all fight. The 
game finished when Umpire Daly, after 
"walking" one of the United players, 
forfeited the game to the U. B. O. At 
the time, the score stood 6-5, in favor 
of the Sheedy team. 

The start of the contest looked likr 
a big league affair, at least a half dozen 
of the players on both teams having 
qualified for the big league at some 
time or other. With both sides confi- 
dent of victory, the betting was brisk, 
and many dollars were wagered before 
the affair started. The United team 
rapped Sam Smith in a one-inning rally 
and through a bunch of short field hits 
and a few bungles by the Sheedy in- 
field rolled up a quartet of tallies. 
Finally the Sheedy players recognized 
the hop on Lowne's fast ball and be- 
gan dropping base-hits all over the 
oval. At the finish the Sheedy team 
emerged from the mess with a one- 
run lead, the score in the ninth inning 
standing at 6 to 5, with Sheedy's 
"grass-eaters" on top. The U. B. O. 
men came to bat for the ninth stanza 
with their own umpire (Dick Daly) 
officiating. Daly, according to practi- 
cally everyone in the stand, began 
some expert guessing and finally under- 
went a brief period of total blindness, 
walking the first man up. Smith 
(pitching for Sheedy) refused to accept 
Daly's decision or continue the game, 
and the argument began. The U. B. O. 
men justly claimed that Sheedy's con- 
tribution to the umpire staff (Bennett) 
had done some high and lofty porch- 
climbing earlier in the game and, work- 
ing on the basis that one good theft 
deserves another, considered Daly's 
stand perfectly proper. Up to that 
time the game was a battle between the 
umpires, with the players merely filling 
in to give the official arbiters an op- 
portunity to work. At this period the 
game broke up. and later the stake- 
holder after the both teams had mutual- 
ly agreed decided all bets off and re- 
turned the money to the original 
owners. 

Baseball is a great little game and 
carries considerable interest when the 
contestants are legitimate theatrical 
men; but if the average fan cares to 
witness a professional game, such as 
that between the Sheedy and U. B. O. 
clubs, it's much easier to visit one of 
the big league parks and pay admis- 
sion. The game there is run accord- 
ing to Spalding and the umpires arc 
neutral. 

The exhibition last Saturday merely 
developed into a disgraceful display of 
rowdyism ;*i< ! - entually caused con- 
siderable hard feeling and bad friend- 



ship between theatrical men who 
should be ashamed of themselves to be 
connected with such a proposition. To 
place the blame for the Saturday affair 
would be rather difficult. To review 
or attempt to describe the game* in de- 
tail would be painful. It was a good 
fight while it lasted, and both teams 
were equally guilty of professionalism. 
Eventually things will come around 
right and the game will be played for 
the fun in it, with the members of all 
nines qualifying according to show 
shop connections and not baseball 
ability. A good crowd attended, the 
majority of whom will know enough 
next time to look over the line-ups be- 
fore taking a hot ride clear up to the 
end of the Bronx to see a flock of 
strangers cavorting around to uphold 
the athletic honor of two theatrical or- 
ganizations, of which the players them- 
selves probably knew less about than 
they do of the Crimean massacre. 

Eddie Gribben, brother of Harry 
Gribben, the musical comedy and mov- 
ing picture actor, has been taken over 
by Nate Lewis, manager of Charlie 
White, the Chicago lightweight. Grib- 
ben weighs 160 pounds in condition and 
is considered one of the best boxers in 
the east. Lewis will pilot him through 
a campaign of battles with the best 
middleweights now in action. 

FORMING TAB CIRCUIT. 

The success of the tabloid policy 
at the Wadsworth theatre has prompt- 
ed Arthur Ung-r, manager of the l.cuse, 
to make an effort to round up enough 
small time theatres in and around 
New York to complete a "tab" circuit, 
with bookings central'zcd in one office. 
Unger's proposition seems reasonable, 
since he proposes to make the Wads- 
worth the tryout house for the ion- 
denscd musical shows. 

Among those principally intciestcd 
is I>. S. Moss, who has been figuring 
on playing the new style of shows 
since their initial introduction to New 
York. Several independent managers 
arc also thinking seriously of the move 
and the negotiations now under way 
may materialize into a salvation :«»r 
the "tab" producers who up to now 
have been forced to wild-cat because 
of the present condition of the tabloid 
booking situation which has not as- 
sumed any semblance of organization. 

The Wadsworth has been playing 
the tabs since the first of the current 
month, and this week introduced a 
stock company to show two bills week- 
ly staged by Fred De Silva. 



WAYBURN SIGNING UP. 

Ned Wayburn continues signing up 

people for his "Town Topics" revue 

for the Century opera house. Will 

Rogers and the Cameron Sisters were 
among the engagements this week. 
Rehearsals will start June 22. 



VAUDEVILLE 



WITH THE WOMEN 



The Melnotte Twins, playing this 
week at Loew's American Roof, are 
both entertaining, and possess the 
knack of dressing in a cool and dainty 
manner. They wear the palest pink 
satin dresses, with an over-draping of 
white silk maline, caught here and 
there to the skirt by a cluster of rose- 
buds, and otherwise allowed to float 
about in the easiest, breeziest sort of 
way. The bodices are merely short 
Eton jackets of beaded embroidery, 
with short sleeves, and the girdles are 
pink of a slightly deeper tone. Both 
twins are pretty; both sing quite well, 
the only distinction seeming to be that 
one wears two black velvet wrist bands 
and the other none at all. And one 
twin gives yet another of the several 
thousand Charlie Chaplin imitations, 
while the other twin smiles from the 
sidelines. 

There was a clever sketch on the bill, 
too, called "Over the Garden Wall," 
that, played with a bit more imagina- 
tion, deserves a big time chance. Oliver 
and Opp have both the needed extreme 
youth and ingeniousness to make a sud- 
den elopement over an ivy-hung wall 
a logical proceeding — and the girl has 
quite the innocently sweet method of 
speaking her lines. She wore a ruffly 
dress of white taffeta, with a long 
smock-like waist of beaded net, that 
hung straight from shoulder to knee, 
from which the short ruffles of the skirt 
carried out a fashionable flare effect. 
White stockings and simple black 
slippers finished up a girlish, natural 
looking dress. 

Earlier in the bill, Hartley and Pecan 
gave a few musical specialties — the 
lady, as far as her costume was con- 
cerned, going on the theory that two 
belts were better than one. She used 
two belts of black velvet ribbon to 
form an Empire waisted effect on a 
dress of embroidered net, with a short 
ruffle from the waist and a short full 
skirt. The belts finished in back with 
a black maline butterfly, and two float- 
ing ends of maline hung from this. A 
very attractive black hat finished off 
the costume — a style somewhat sugges- 
tive of the "coolie" hats Fifth avenue 
seems so fond of just now — a tightly 
fitting black shape, tied under the chin 
with black velvet, and trimmed on one 
side with quantities of pink rosebuds. 

Mile. Donaire, a clever dancer, wore 
a simple white dress for some "whirl- 
wind" dances and, later, quite a gor- 
geous scarlet costume for an "Apache." 

Viola Duval, who followed her on 
the program, had two changes of dress 
— the first, a gray evening gown, quite 
elaborate in style, the next a summery 
pink and white affair. The girl in Chas. 
Deland Carr and Co. wore a warm look- 
ing, but otherwise very attractive, black 
velvet costume. 

Go to the Palace this week to sec a 
good show, and you will be well re- 
warded. Still, there are compensa- 
tions. Some thoughtful soul put all 
the girl ushers at the j'alace int> cool 
gray costumes, much like thisc v/orn 
up to 25 ye«i r r; i^o h\ r ^o m,«-»i- • ,-\^-- 



of the small eastern Pennsylvania 
towns — simple gray dresses, with frilly 
snowy white kerchiefs. And when they 
drop theirVyes and hand over a per- 
fectly good glass of lemonade — you 
may prefer the intermission. 

Irene Franklin is headlining, and al- 
though she played down at Brighton 
awhile back she is on Broadway in a 
perfectly new set of summer gowns — 
and her hair on top of her head. They 
say that Paul Poiret drew the inspira- 
tion for his short tunic gowns by gaz- 
ing at the eastern minarets; whoever 
designed for Miss Franklin's gown No. 
1 did it with one eye on the Eiffel 
Tower. The dress is long and slim, 
with ruffles and ruffles on the skirt, 
criss-crossing and twisting around it, 
and wired to stand out away from it. 
The dress is of velvet brocaded chif- 
fon, white, and trimmed with pale 
green. Another appearance brought 
her out in a "changeant" violet taffeta 
coat, very long, very full, made Em- 
pire by a high cord about the waist, 
and banded with a wide ruching of 
pale green taffeta. A description of 
her "Dansant" dress is brief as the 
dr*»S3 itself: three layers of gray chif- 
fc . edged each with green, pink or 
silver, with a silver cord about the 
waist, crossing low in front and knot- 
ting over the skirt; no sleeves; and her 
glorious hair in curls down her back. 
Kavisl.ing? Yes, indeedy. 

Mae Melville (Melville and Higgins) 
cleverly caricatured the present craze 
for cretonne dresses — a fashion handy 
enough in some respects, since last 
year's curtains may be this year's 
gown, or this year's new frock next 
summer's slip covers — by wearing a 
ball gown of many combinations of 
cretonne patterns. 

Later the "Imperial Ballet" danced 
the gavotte in hoop-skirted frocks of a 
deliciously cool green color — made of 
a material some of the higher-toned 
shops call "satin d'amour" to distin- 
guish it from other materials with less 
of a silvery glint in them. Very charm- 
ing costumes, and when worn with the 
droopy leghorn hats trimmed with vel- 
vet streamers and flowers the effect 
was lovely — but not novel. Hoop skirts 
have been done to death on the stage 
this winter. Ethel Rose, the principal 
dancer, had some very attractive cos- 
tumes, of the strictly ballet type. 

Florence Rockwell, in her short play, 
had a role as a wealthy young woman 
to wear a very good looking costume. 



TWO LOEW'S REMODELING. 

Two of the Locw Circuit theatres 
will close this week, for purposes of 
remodeling during the summer. In the 
case of the Orpheum, Boston, it will 
practically mean a new theatre except 
for the outer walls. The entire in- 
terior will be rebuilt, doing away with 
the step arrangement on the orchestra 
floor. When alterations are completed 
the seating capacity will be 3,400. 

Loew's, New Rochelle, N. Y., the 
otlier 'hntu \° '' l"We its seating 
rnprn itv -ric -. ^c! during its lay-off 



IN AND OUT. 

Clark and Verdi were obliged to 
postpone their Atlanta (Forsythe) 
booking for this week, owing to ill- 
ness. Deiro substituted. - 

Blanche Leslie left the American bill 
Tuesday, forced out by hoarseness. 
Violet Duval'substituted. 

Three Mori Bros. (Japs) replaced the 
Harishima Bros, at the American the 
first half of the current week. 

Hot weather caused the retirement 
of The Stantons from the Fifth Ave- 
nue bill Tuesday night. 

Oscar Loraine did not appear at the 
Palace, Brooklyn, the first half of this 
week. He found it impossible to make 
the jump from Detroit where he played 
last week. 

Through mislaid baggage Fred and 
Adele Astaire could not open at the 
Brighton Monday. Their place was 
taken by Barbarbon and Grohs. 



Dickering for J., L. & S. Bookings. 

Chicago, June 16. 
Rumors arc still current that dicker- 
ing for the bookings of the Jones, Lin- 
ick & Schaefer vaudeville houses in 
this section is being continued between 
the firm and the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association. 



Inneis and Ryan Splitting. 

Inness and Ryan are to dissolve 
their vaudeville partnership at the con- 
clusion of their 13 weeks over the Pan- 
tages circuit which opened this week 
in Minneapolis. 

Maud says it's true and Husband 
Charles corroborates it. Miss Ryan 
has received a number of production 
offers to go it alone and that has 
brought the final resolve to split. 



At Majestic, Harrisburg, Next Season. 
Harrisburg, Pa., June 16. 

It's decided that Wilmer & Vincent 
will shift the combination bookings to 
the Orpheum next fall and will play 
their vaudeville bills at the Majestic. 

The first legit in at the Orpheum is 
booked for Labor Day. 



NEW ACTS. 

Ruby Celeste and Co. in new sketch. 

James Donegan and Frances Dun- 
cdin, new cycling and skating act with 
six girls. 

Joe Love, formerly Merritt and Love, 
now in "one" with Mrs. Love. 

Tyler Brooke succeeded Frank Mar- 
ion this week as dancing partner with 
Mazie King. 

Bennic Kauff, of the Brookfeds, is al- 
ready thinking of vaudeville after the 
baseball season is over. He is being 
lined up by Ben Barnet, for an act. 

Al G. Roberts, with Ruth Rodin, in 
two-act. 

William Lawrence, late of "Way 
Down East," is doing an Uncle Josh 
"single." 

Sol Berns, single. 

Josephine Victor, in condensed ver- 
sion of "The Yellow Ticket." 

Doris Greenwald, singing and danc- 
ing. 

Sam Dody and Jack Allman, new act 
by the Crescent Producing Co. (Max 
Hart). 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



LIFE MEMBERS. 

George Stone has been added to the 
following list of life members of the 

White Rats: 

Armstrong, Wm. Keough, Ed 

Arnold, Gladys Ketler, Joa. 

Ball, Ernest R. King, Chas. J. 

Bergman. Henry Klutlng, Ernest 

Black. Ben LaMont, Bert 

Branson, Jeff Lancaster, John 

Brown. Alex * LaRue, Oraoe 

Brown, Tom Lea, Jules W. 

Carrol. Earl LeMalre, Geo. 

Castano, Edward Levy, Bert 

Clark. Edward Lewis. Tom 

Tfehan, Will H Lloyd, Alloa 

Coleman, Harry Lobee, Ralph 

Conway, Jack Lorolla. Cotle 

Cooke. Will J Latoy, Joe 

Corbett, Jas. J. Lorette. Horace II. 

Corellt. Eddie Lynoh. Dlok 
Corton, Cora Young- Macart. Wm. H. 

blodtt Mace, Fred 

Coyne, Joaepb Maok. Joa. P. 

Curtis, Samuel J McCree, Junle 

Dalley, Robert L MoDonald, Cbaa II. 

Delmore, Geo. E. McMabon, Tim 

DeTrlokey, Coy MoNaughton, Tom 

Diamond. Marc McNeill. Lillian 

Dick. William McPbeo. Cbaa. 

Dickey. Paul Melrose, Bert 

Dixon, Harland Monroe, Geo. W. 

Dobson, Frank Montgomery* Dare 

Dolan, Jan. F. Morton, Sam 

Doyle. Patsy Mullen. Geo. R. 

Eldrld, Gordon H. Murral, Elisabeth M. 

Biting, Julian Nawn, Tom 

Emmett. Cecil Nlblo, Fred 

Emmett, Leon Nolan, Jack 

Evans, Frank Nolan, Billy 

Fagan, Noodles North, Frank 

Farrell. Chas. H. Pattl, Greg 

Fay, Frank Peyton, Corse 

Fay, Oua Prlnoe, Arthur 

Fltigerald, Eddie Provol, N. 

Fogarty, Frank Rabe, Harry 

Ford, A. A. Reeves, Blllle 

Foyer, Eddie Reld. Jack 
Gardner, Happy Jack Rogers, Will 

Ganrle, Edward Rooney, Pat 

Gaylor, Bobby Rosa, Eddie 

Gibson, J. Grant Russell, Maria A. 

Grant. Alt. Russell. Thos. J. 

Gray. Mary Ryan, Thos. J. 

Green, Burt Banford, Walter 

Griffin. Gerald 8awyer, Joan 

Griffith, J. P. Sldman, Sam 

GroTea, Hal Simmons. Dan 
Halllday, William A. smith. Tom 

Hasoall, Lon Stafford, Frank 
Herbert, Cbauncey D. Stone. Fred A. 

Herman. Dr. Carl Stone, George 

Htggtns, Robt. J. Bulsmann, Jacob 

Hughes. J. J. van. Billy B. 

Hume. Dick Vaughan, Dorothy 

Tnsa. Robela Ward. Hap 

Jess, Johnny Waters, Joa. K. 

Jolson. Al Weber. Johnnie 

Keenan, Frank Weloh. Thos. 

Kelly. Harry Wlllard. 0. E. 

Kelly. Lew Williams. Bam Bllnore 
Kelly. Walter 0. 

From week to week in Variety will 
appear the full list of life members 
with new additions indicated. Who 
will be the next one to take out a life 
card? 



WHITE RATS NOTES. 

Will Byron Hedges please communi- 
cate with Will J. Cooke, secretary of 
the White Rats, 227 West 46th Street, 
New York City, on a matter of interest 
to him? 

John J. Carroll is in the Jefferson 
Hospital, Philadelphia, with tubercu- 
losis of the knee, and will be glad to 
see any White Rats playing there. 

CRAPO WINS PglZE. 

The first prize awarded in the 
Physique Beautiful contest recently 
held by the Physical Culture maga- 
zine has been awarded to J. Edwin 
Crapo, manager of the vaudeville act 
known as The Gladiators, and propri- 
etor of "The Garden of Passion," an- 
other vaudeville production. The prize 
consists of an engraved gold medal 
and labels the winner as the owner of 
the most symmetrical physique. 



George Harrison Managing for Miles. 
George Harrison has assumed the 
resident management of Miles, Detroit. 
replacing Dr. Paul Dulitz. Jim H. 
Ruthford goes with Harrison to handle 
the press agent's duties. He su?ce*ds 
Gordon Daymon, on the house staff, 
since its opening. 



B \J R. LES QU £ »7 FREDERICK M. McCLOY 



Eight weeks hence practically all of 
l lie burlesque companies on both cir- 
cuits will have begun the season 1915- 
l(j. It Would be interesting to dis- 
cover how many of the producers have 
provided themselves with new material 
lor their shows and how nearly "set" 
they arc to begin rehearsals. 



With approximately 40 weeks before 
them that means a possible aggregate 
gross of $120,000 which is an average 
ot $3,000 a week (or a loss of around 
$10,000 on the season to those that fail 
t< do better) eight weeks seems a lit- 
erally frightful short time. 



And yet upon the work that is done 
between now and the opening of the 
season depends largely the mainte- 
nance of the stability of the whole bur- 
lesque business. Next season there 
must be more than the onc-in-ten good 
shows that was so emphatically the 
e;.se during the past season and that 
alone was responsible for the great 
slump in business at nearly, if not, 
every point. Perhaps it is a trifle 
early to give way to pessimism. But, 
losing a forecast upon conversations 
and general observation during the 
past two weeks, there i* precious little 
t » encourage hope of changed condi- 
tions. 



There is the customary summer 
curbstone "hot-air" chatter, but few 
signs of actual achievement. There 
;>rc isolated cases of completed lay- 
nits and casts engaged. But costum- 
ers, scenic artists, shoe makers and 
other contributors to a new produc- 
tion arc still sitting with hands folded 
waiting for orders. It cannot be too 
forcibly driven into the minds of bur- 
K sque producers that now is the time 
for ceaseless work of the kind that gets 
results. Every hour until the middle 
of August demands real accomplish- 
ment. 



There is only one thing that will 
r: rise that $3,000 average gross to $5,- 
000 or more, and that is unremitting 

activity. 



In these circumstances it may not be 
regarded as unreasonable to suggest 
that the Executive Committee of the 
Columbia Amusement Co. would be 
taking a wise precaution by calling 
upon those known producers whose 
past efTo/is have failed of desirable re- 
sults to give a substantial account of 
exactly whai they have accomplished 
in their preparations for next season. 
By fully familiarizing themselves with 
these details, and keeping constantly 
in touch with those invariable produc- 
ing failures, the Executive Committee 
would be taking a very long step 
toward avoidance of those expensive 
and generally harmful mishaps of last 
fail. 



Tt is almost always the case that a 
show that is had at the beginning of 
the season remains bad to the end even 
in spite of the efforts of the Censor 
Committee. When rehearsals begin, a 
producer has a good book or lie hasn't. 
His material includes old gags . and 



bits or it doesn't, and his provision 
for scenery and costumes clearly indi- 
cates his purpose with reference to his 
equipment. And the condition of these 
essential details may be learned before 
a production is set as perfectly as af- 
ter. In view of this indisputable fact, 
and in order to minimize the possibil- 
ity of a repetition of last season's in- 
excusable and egregious blunders, it 
is clea*4y up to the Executive Commit- 
tee to make certain producers show 
their hands now. 



DENIAL AND CONTRADICTION. 

The Heuck people of Cincinnati deny 
the report that the Columbia, Indian- 
apolis, will be demolished during the 
summer, and say there is no truth in 

the statement there will be a "Heuck 
Stock Circuit." 

Following these denials Hubert 
Heuck is quoted as saying he is hav- 
ing no trouble in securing actors for 
stock burlesque. 

So far as the stock company rumor is 
concerned there is apparently a mis- 
understanding between Mr. Heuck and 
his attorneys. Charles E. Barton, gen- 
eral manager of the American Bur- 
lesque Association, was in Indianapolis 
Sunday, June 6. In a conference with 
Ryland B. Pratt and Fred Dickson 
relative to placing American shows in 
Indianapolis next season, he learned the 
Heuck Opera House Co. and Glen 
Black, manager of the Columbia in 
that city, had arranged to place stock 
burlesque in both the Columbia and 
Majestic theatres and that painted 
signs were then in front of those houses 
announcing they * would open on or 
about Aug. 2. A corporation had been 
formed to operate the Majestic and 
had secured a lease of the house at 
$5,000 per annum, the sum of $1,000 
having been paid as a deposit. 

At the conference referred to be- 
tween Messrs. Barton and Pratt, it was 
arranged to place the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co.'s big shows in the Lyceum 
theatre, formerly known as the Park. 
The subject of tearing down the Colum- 
bia was discussed and Mr. Pratt stated 
it was generally understood the city 
had acquired the property and would 
replace the Columbia with a building 
to be used for public purposes. 

Mr. Barton says also that two years 
ago when a move was on foot to take 
over the Park theatre from Dickson 
& Talbott and put in Columbia bur- 
lesque operating under the then exist- 
ing Heuck franchise, Mr. Heuck Him- 
self said the city was contemplating 
securing the Columbia theatre and 
transforming it into a public building. 

This latter project has been aban- 
doned. The Heuck interests may in- 
stall stock burlesque at the CcV.in.bia, 
as far as any one in New York knows. 



ROUTES SETTLED UPON. 

Although the opening points on the 
American Circuit have been decided 
upon, the routing of the shows has 
not been completed and will not be 
announced until next week. 

The Columbia Circuit routes arc 
ready and will be finally passed upon 
at n meeting to be held to-day. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



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J 



"Splash Me" at the Shelburne Hotel, 
Brighton Beach, is the latest Ned 
Wayburn production of a restaurant's 
free revue. In it are the principals 
from the revue Wayburn staged at 
Reisenweber's, New York, but that is 
the only similarity. Mr. Wayburn has 
given the Shelburne a good looking 
well working floor show, quite the best 
of all the free exhibits of the season. 
The costuming for the twelve chorus 
girls and principals is a big item, for it 
is elaborate and expensive, so much so 
one wonders where Wayburn can get 
off on a limited engagement, as the 
piece can hardly play for less than 
$1,200, and looks worth $1,500 a week. 
The Shelburne's dance floor is more 
adapted to a revue than was Reisen- 
weber's and Wayburn bore this in mind, 
evidently, for he made every number 
count. Several had bits of business 
and steps that could have been held 
back for production work, but they 
aided the ensembles and gave the whole 
a pleasant appearance of newness. 
Among the principals is Edna Bur- 
rows, strictly a classical dancer, and 
from California. Edna is of the Ruth 
St. Denis cult among dancers, going 
in for the snake thing without the 
snake and doing quite well in that one 
particular, a "Cobra Dance/' but Miss 
Burrows' arms have no variety of 
movements, thereby causing her four 
dances during the evening to closely 
resemble one another, besides slowing 
up the show, which is in two parts. 
While Miss Burrow's dancing may be 
used to advantage, it should not be 
overcrowded in a piece that is already 
too long, "Splash Me" having 22 num- 
bers. Through quantity and diversity 
of work shouldered, Marie Lavarre goes 
into the lead among the principals. 
This blonde girl does a little of every- 
thing, including a very rough dance 
with Chas. Daly, Daly using Miss La- 
varre for the roughness. Plenty of 
work is improving Marie, however, and 
the constant Wayburn tuition is hav- 
ing its good effect. Edna Whistler 
comes next with songs and looks also, 
with Sam Ash, the male leader, sing- 
ing well as he always does, with a col- 
lection of popular numbers, some- 
thing the revue is entirely composed 
of in music. Mr. Ash made his score 
with "Dream Girl" and repeated it for 
an encore with the "John McCormack" 
song. One of the best songs in the 
piece is an "Annie Laurie" modern- 
ized number, sung by Miss Whistler, 
and the chorus. Hattie Darling (Tim- 
berg) had a couple of violin solos, and 
Daly, besides eccentric dancing, inter- 
posed a Chaplin imitation that was 
almost. "Hear Me Calling Caroline" 
was a duet between the Misses Whist- 
ler and Lavarre. It was between some- 
where, as the girls must have prac- 
tised for harmony on the beach, and 
lost it there. "Splash Me" has a red 
fire finale, all Uncle Sam in flag suits. 
They did use a bass drum in this but 
one of the " boarders upstairs in the 
hotel sent down word if they wanted 



to hold his trade over the summer they 
would either have to put the drum on 
for the 7.30 show only, or cut it out. 
The red Are thing is very strong with 
the audience standing up to applaud 
the Star Spangled. If the U. S. should 
ever seriously think of war with any 
nation every act would have a great 
finish. The Shelburne will do business 
with "Splash Me" if the weather does 
not misbehave forever. Monday night 
for the second (and last) show the 
restaurant was well filled. 

Coney Island is again this summer 
closing at one in the morning. George 
Whiting is at Whiting's Cabaret (new) 
(formerly College Inn). It had an 
opening Monday night. About the 
only place down there beating the 
closing order is the 400 Club, upstairs 
at Reisenweber's Casino, the 400 Club 
having been moved to the beach from 
Reisenweber's at the Circle. It gets 
a play until about three in the morn- 
ing, but will remain open while there's 
any buying business. The Island got 
a fair break over last Saturday and 
Sunday, but it's been a steady wallop 
otherwise. 

The band of colored musicians spec- 
ially imported from America by Albert 
de Courville for the "Push and Go" 
revue at the Hippodrome, London, and 
known as Jordan's Syncopated Orch- 
estra, did not live up to expectations. 
They had a contract for eight weeks at 
the Hippodrome and after the third 
were shifted to play dates in the prov- 
inces (Moss tour) for which they are 
receiving the same salary the Hip- 
podrome contract calls for and in ad- 
dition, all travelling expenses. 

Billy Sill has engaged Elma Clifton 
and Anna Lewis, two entertainers from 
the Pacific Coast, to appear at Maple 
House at Lynbrook-on-the-Merrick- 
Road. Edward Hanlon (Hanlon 
Brothers) is managing the place for 
Bill and it is one of the most pop- 
ular places between New York and 
Long Beach for theatrical folk, among 
whom Bill Sill has a host of friends 
and acquaintances. 



Castles-in-the-Air on the 44th Street 
Roof took on a new show, with Cha- 
pine featured, Monday night. It is 
called "Look Who's Here," and is in 
three parts. S. Romberg wrote the 
music. Gentz & Benedek produced the 
piece. "A Midnight Fantasy" on the 
44th Street Roof, closed Saturday, af- 
ter running two weeks. 



Nearly all the revues in Manhattan 
have passed away. Reisenweber's was 
fined $50 last week for giving a theatri- 
cal performance without a license. 
Magistrate Krotel held that although 
no stage was employed as pleaded by 
the defense, the principals and chorus 
changed costumes, which was suffi- 
cient. 



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M. R. Sheedy is booking the New 
theatre at Portsmouth, N. H. 

Frank Coombs has engaged with the 
western company of Joe Weber's 
4 Only Girl" for next season. 

. The Empire, Birmingham, Ala., re- 
opened recently with a straight picture 
policy. 

Flo Gillespie recently received a 
divorce in Chicago from her husband, 
Leon De Costa. 



Col. John T. McCauley, the veteran 
theatrical manager, is seriously ill at 
his home, Mockingbird Valley, a 
Louisville suburb. 



Bessie M. Mx>rton, summering in At- 
lantic City, will umpire the ball game 
of the Third Ward Republican As- 
sembly during the season. 

Frankie Stuart (DeWitt and Stuart) 
was married to Russell G. Alger, a 
Boston business man, this week. The 
bride will retire from the profession. 



Mr. and Mrs. James E. Barnes, pro- 
fessionally known as the Great Barnes, 
and Nellie Daly Moran, were visited by 
the stork May 31. It's a boy. 



Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bierbauer 

have gone to Ohio to pass Mr. Bier- 
bauer's annual vacation away from the 
Polo Grounds. 

Klein Brothers and Henglcr's Greater 
Mastadon Minstrels, with headquarters 
in Rome, N. Y., are lining up a road 
route for next season. 

Walter C. Kelly has leased a house 
at 126 Ocean avenue, Atlantic City, 
where he will reside when not ful- 
filling engagements. 



An outing for the stage children 
will be held this afternoon (Friday) 
at Luna Parjc. Mrs. Ann Wilson will 
have charge. 



The vaudeville program at the Folies 
Bcrgcrc, Paris, was withdrawn the end 
of last month, giving place to a sum- 
mer revue that is not expected to have 
a lengthy run. 



Aubrey Noyes, stock director, and 
wife, Emily Lascelles, are going to 
spend the summer at their bungalow 
at Great Kills, Staten Island. 

Frederick Santley has been placed 
under contract by Cohan & Harris for 
a musical production next season. He 
may be in the Raymond Hitchcock 
company. 



At the Harris theatre each day re- 
hearsals are being held for the new 
Selwyn & Co. play, "The Mystic 
Shrine." Another new Selwyn produc- 
tion under way is scheduled to carry a 
real, complete calliope and a carload 
of circus paraphernalia. 



Julie Opp will return to the stage 
next season, travelling with her hus- 
band, William Faversham, and appear- 
ing with him in a Shakespearean re- 
vival. 

"Back to My Home in Tennessee" 

has been restricted to Helen Rook, 
who opens in "The Follies." It's a 
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder number 
written by Walter Donaldson and 
Billy Jerome. 



The Pubillones Circus returned last 
week from a tour covering Cuba. The 
tent show is reported as having made 
money. The troupe included Three 
Arthurs, Wells' Seals, Mangcan Troupe, 
4 Jasdys, Leach Trio, Osanthos, The 
McGurleys, and The Darlings. 

Fred Lee, who was superintendent 
of the Orpheum (vaudeville) Montreal, 
before enlisting for the war, has been 
wounded and is in a camp hospital. 
Geo. Stokes (another Canadian) ticket 
taker at the Temple, Hamilton, Can., 
has been wounded twice in battle, but 
is again on the firing line. 



Alice Lloyd has taken a cottage on 
South Bay avenue, near Islip, L. I., for 
the summer. Among the guests will 
be her sister, Rosie. It is the first 
summer since Miss Lloyd first ap- 
peared over here she has not gone 
hack home (England). 

A tall athletic young man of good 
looks is parading around the streets 
of the mid-section of the city, attired 
only in flannel trousers and soft shirt, 
without hat or coat. Much attention is 
attracted by him. He's a former Swed- 
ish lieutenant. In a recent interview he 
said he was trying to introduce a new 
dress reform for the men. 



Charles Wilshin will take his wife 
and rapidly growing family to his farm 
at a place called Saxton, N. Y., for the 
summer. During the Uniteds-Sheedys 
ball game last Saturday at Bronx Oval, 
Mr. Wilshin's oldest son, age about 
four, started chasing chickens on a 
farm nearby. 

Walter Weema, one of Joe Ray- 
mond's best attractions, surprised that 
enterprising agent this week before 
leaving for the Coast and Australia by 
handing him an engraved gold watch 
as a token of appreciation for the way 
Raymond handled his business during 
the past season. 



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Because of a quarrel in which they 
engaged Sunday afternoon, Helen 
Robinson and Turner LaMont, an 
actor, who gives his home as Portland, 
Me., were locked up in police head- 
quarters at Syracuse, N. Y. The wom- 
an after arrest blamed her companion 
and made remarks heard by the police 
matron who Told the department that 
LaMont would bear investigation. 

The first hot weather brought two 
closings of legits in New York. At the 
Republic "The Natural Law" closed, 
but will reopen next fall with two com- 
panies in the field. "A Modern Eve" 
closed at the Casino, the closing week 
showing but very little business. A 
"two weeks' notice" to close had been 
issued to the company each Saturday 
for some weeks past. 

The report went up and down Broad- 
way this week that Julia Marlowe had 
retired from the stage for good. 
Friends of Miss Marlowe say that they 
feel reasonably sure that Miss Marlowe 
will be more active than ever when 
the new season returns. Miss Mar- 
lowe has rejected all offers to enter the 
picture field. She and her husband, 

E. H. Sothern, are taking life easy this 
summer. 

The Amsterdam opera house was 
the scene of the annual meeting of the 
Actors' Society of America June 10, at 
v\hich were elected, president, William 

F. Haddock; first vice-president, Geo. 
Henry Trader; second vice-president, 
Louis Kent; treasurer, Alf. Helton; li- 
brarian, Caroline Newcomb; secretary, 
Margaret E. Fitzpatrick. The direc- 
tors are Carrie Lowe, Nellie Callahan, 
Verne E. Sheridan, Charles Dey, Louis 
Epstein. 

The several patrolmen assigned to 
the post which includes the corner of 
47th street and Seventh avenue have 
been rather active of late, several act- 
ors having found it unwise to question 
their authority in ordering them to 
"keep moving." Last week three pro- 
fessionals were hauled off to the sta- 
tion house and held for a hearing in 
a Magistrate's court. A small fine was, 
imposed on one, while the other two 
escaped with suspended sentences. One 
of the cops has become accustomed to 
the professional surroundings and 
greets the thespians with an order to 
"Exit." "Up-stage" or "Vamp." 

Bill Jacobs, of Beehler and Jacobs 
and (lest it be overlooked) the son of 
the illustrous "Bowie Knife" Abe 
Jacobs, Muskegon's champion fisher- 
man, arrived in town last week with 
Mr. Slattery, former manager of the 
Academy, Chicago. The couple motored 
in and propose to motor back. This 
is Jacobs' first Eastern visit and his 
first several days were utilized in look- 
ing over the "big time" sights. Up to 
Wednesday Jacobs and Slattery had 
covered everything but the Obelisk 
and Grant's Tomb. He promises to 
bring his father Fast with him on the 
next visit and if possible will arrange 
a motoring patty to make the trip, in- 
cluding in the cast Andy Mnnat.an. one 
of Chicago's first citizens. 



10 



LEGITIMATE, 




The cant for the Time* Producing Corp. 
production of 'Tb'o Girl Who Smiles" in- 
cludes Natalie Alt, Grace Leigh, Fred Wal- 
ton, George IJaldwln, Paul Decker, Joseph 
Phillips, Nase llonvllle, Jack Soarn, John 
Young, James Whelan, Marie Kanchonettl. 
Jinnle Dlckerson, Lillian Spencer, Grace I)e 
Wolf, Dorothy Dunn, Irene Hopping, Eva 
Stuart, Lillian Starr. Natalie Vincent. The 
company goes Into rehearsal July 1, under the 
direction of Den Teal. It will open early In 
August. 

Ned Wayburn no hooiht announces his in- 
tentions to open the Century as a new" iuuhIc 
hall proposition than he's besieged by a 
hundred and one applications for its man- 
uRcraent. Carl Heed, who has been associated 
with Wayburn on a number of propositions 
and who was formerly with the John Cort 
managerial forces, will very likely manage 
the M. H. when It's ready early in August. 

A tempest seems to be waging In the Billy 
Sunday evangelistic corps. ISentley Ackley, 
Hllly's busiest assistant, has quit and threatens 
to expose some of Billy's money-getting meth- 
ods. Ackley is sore because he wrote a lot 
of music which another Sunday worker Is al- 
leged to have made a small fortune on. 



The Shuberts sent out an announcement last 
week they would erect the long delayed Ice 
Palace on West 44th street, where they are 
holding a site. This followed Immediately 
upon the published account of Charles Dill- 
ingham having leased the Hippodrome, which 
the Shuberts formerly controlled. 

The first day after the story was given out 
that C. B. Dillingham had secured the Hippo- 
drome, Bruce Edwards received more than a 
score of applications from agents who wish 
to spread the fame of the Hip for the new 
management. 



The billing around town for the Wrestling 
Tournament at the Manhattan opera house is 
attracting attention. On all of the big stands, 
paper is pasted dally telling of the bouts for 
the current and succeeding nights. 



The papers the last of the week commented 
upon the prospect of Charles Dillingham 
changing the name of the Hippodrome. All 
the writers were of the opinion the name 
would remain the same. 



Sam Tauber Is general manager of the Times 
Producing Co. The first enterprise Is "The 
Girl Who Smiles" at the Cort, Atlantic City. 
Aug. 2. 



Harry Anderson, of the Enquirer, Cincin- 
nati, In In New York on his annual summer 
pilgrimage here. 



John Coutts departed this week for Mowat 
P. O., Ontario, to spend three months In the 
open In the hope of benefiting his health. 



S. Jay Kaufman is personal representative 
and manager for Lou-Tellegen. The star 
In to appear in a new play next season. 



When Chauncey Olcott appears next season 
under Cohan A Harris' direction It will be In 
u new play with Irish atmosphere. 



Harry C'ullen assumed the management of 
the new stock enterprise at the Standard, New 
York, Monday. 



' Norman E. Field Is to continue an manager 
of the Colonial, Chicago, which Is to run a 
straight picture policy all summer. 

Harry Fulton has been engaged by the Sel- 
wynH In advance of Margaret Illington In "The 
Lie" next season. 

A. K. Hall was engaged this week to man- 
agn the Hummer musical comedy company at 
the Cape theatre, Portland, Me. 



Percy Heath will travel In advance of the 
'Watch Your Step." 

John F. Cordray will hereafter devote all 
IjIs time to his Oaks theatre, Portland, Ore. 

I-iew Parker will manage the Grand, Brook- 
lyn, next season. 



Sept. l."» 1h set by Oliver Morosco for the 
New York premiere of "The Songbird." 

Marlon PhvIh Is with "Nobndv Home." 



REP SHOWS NEXT SEASON. 

Though the legit managers, stock 
impresarios and picture road outfits 
have uttered long and loud complaints 
that this has been the most disastrous 
season imaginable upon the road, man- 
agers and owners of the traveling pop- 
ular-priced repertoire companies stand 
ready to file affidavits that they have 
ccme out winners on the season. 

Most of the road stocks have closed 



for a summer layoff but each is pre- 
paring for another long season; start- 
ing early in the fall. Charles K. 
Champlin will have two stocks in op- 
eration next season. He's about the 
biggest winner of the list. 

The Myrkle-Harder stock resumes 
operations in the east about the second 
week in August. The Winifred St. 
Clair Co., which played considerable 
eastern time this year, opens in the 
west in August and will work east. 

The Kirk Brown Co. (management 
John D. McCauley) starts out again 
in August through New England. The 
Margaret Fields and Chatterton stocks 
(direction Harry March) start in Au- 
gust. 

The Chicago stock gets under way in 
August in West Virginia. The Nancy 
Boyer Co. opens in Michigan. 

The James Kennedy stock, traveling 
in a special car (management O. F. 
Wee) playing all royalty pieces, opens 
the latter part of August in Williams- 
port, Penn. 

The Billie Allen Musical Comedy 
Co., now playing a summer engage- 
ment in Canton, O., opens its road 
travels Labor Day in Warren, O. 



SHOWS GETTING READY. 

"The Calling of Dan Matthews," 
with Jack B. Sherman (direction, Gas- 
kell & McVitty) is scheduled to open 
Aug. 22 and play to the Coast. 

Five companies of "Henpecked 
Henry" are being routed for the sticks 
by Halton Powell. 

"A Modern Cinderella" opens Aug. 
1 for a tour of the Michigan summer 
resorts. 

"Peck's Bad Boy" (1915 version) 
opens a 30-weeks' route booked by 
Wallace R. Cutter, starting July 17 on 
Long Island. 

Three companies of "Bringing Up 
Father" and three of the new "Mutt 
and Jeff" show edition (entitled "Mutt 
and Jeff In College") with new book 
and equipment, take to the road early 
in August. 

C. Weis and William Moxson are 
mapping out two routes for two com- 
panies of "Seven Keys to Baldpate," 
one going south and the other staging 
eastern territory heretofore uncovered 
by the piece. 

"The Garden of Allah," which Ed. 
Rush has taken over, starts a road 
tour Labor Day in Allentown, Pa., 
with Melville Raymond in advance. 



PARK THEATRE LEASED. 

The Park theatre has been leased foi 
next season by the Modern Play Pro- 
ducing Co.j headed by Helen Tyler, 
and the plans include a number of 
new productions, one a new comedy. 

The Modern Co. will very likely pro- 
duce "Polygamy" again in New York, 
the piece resuming its engagement at 
the Park late in August. 

The house for the present will be 
looked after by Lawrence Anhalt in 
behalf of the "Polygamy" sponsors. 



STRIKE BUMPS THEATRES. 

Chicago, June 16. 

The strike of the employees of the 
Chicago surface cars and L trains 
seemingly has given the show business 
in most cases a knockout punch. 

The Santley Revue at the Garrick re- 
ports that it will remain open as long 

as possible. In case the strike con- 
tinues, the Garrick may remain open 
for three more weeks. 

"The Lady in Red," now at the Prin- 
cess (which has been suffering through 
being located a good distance from the 
two other musical successes), may close 
at any moment. "Maid in America," 
at the Palace, did capacity Monday 
night, despite conditions. 

Many thousands are forced to live 
in hotels during the strike, and this 
will help some. 

"Along Came Ruth," it is said, posted 
two weeks' notice at the Olympic Satur- 
day, before the strike started. Mar- 
garet Anglin, in "Beverly's Balance," 
has been doing fairly but may be com- 
pelled to terminate the run at the Grand 
if the strike continues. 

The Majestic (vaudeville) announced 
Monday it would remain open under 
any conditions. 



KILLED IN AUTO. 

Los Angeles, June 16. 
Elmer Booth, who starred in "Stop 
Thief," was instantly killed when his 
auto crashed into a street car en route 
from the Vernon Country Club to the 
city early this morning. George A. 
Seligman and Tod Browning, accom- 
panying Booth in the machine, were 
also seriously injured, Seligman suffer- 
ing four broken ribs. Browning's leg 
is fractured and he too is injured in- 
ternally. Booth at the time of his 
death, was a member of the cast of the 
Reliance-Mutual-Komic Film Co. 



FRANCIS WILSON WAITING. 

Just before Charles Frohman sailed 
on the ill-fated Lusitania he had 
reached an agreement whereby Francis 
Wilson was to have appeared in a new 
play next season under a joint arrange- 
ment, but it has not been fully decided 
whether the managers of the estate 
will continue this plan. 

Alf Hayman has been west but Mr. 
Wilson expected to know something 
definite this week. 

Wilson and Howard Kyle leave 
shortly for the Coast, where they will 
attend the Actors' Equitable Associa- 
tion meeting July 9 at the San Fran- 
cisco Exposition. A reception for the 
members will be held at the Expo 
July 8. 

They will also attend the big meet- 
ing for actors and actresses held under 
the auspices of the association in Los 
Angeles July 17. 



TWO A. C. OPENINGS. 

Next Monday will witness the open- 
ing of two new attractions in Atlantic 
City. The productions will be made 
by Cohan & Harris and Selwyn & Co. 
The former managers will present "The 
House of Glass" at the Apollo, and the 
latter managers will be the sponsors 
for "Back Home" at the Cort. 



ODD PLAY ON THE COAST. 

Los Angeles, June 16. 

"Master Willie Hewes," a play by 
Edgar Allan Woolf, was produced at 
the Burbank this week by Oliver Mo- 
rosco. The piece has a unique plot, 
revealing an incident in the life of 
Shakespeare. The comedy is none too 
plentiful, but the lines are clever. The 
oddncss of the piece may succeed in 
getting it over. 

The title role is well handled by 
Marjorie Rambeau. Forrest Stanley 
plays Shakespeare and Frank Kemblc 
Cooper has an important part. 

The piece is lavishly staged. 



NEW TOLLIES" OPEN. 

Atlantic City, June 16. 

Flo Ziegfeld's latest "Follies" opened 
last night at the Apollo to a capacity 
house, which returned a general verdict 
it is a big show that will easily whip 
into shape. 

The production is fine, with costum- 
ing elaborate. Any number of indi- 
vidual successes were scored by the 
large cast of principals. A moving pic- 
ture scene attracted the most atten- 
tion. 

"The Follies" goes from here to the 
Amsterdam, New York, where it will 
open next Monday. 



SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, June 16. 
Al Jolson, in "Dancing Around-," 
opened at the Morosco this week to 
the biggest house that theatre ever 
held. The advance sale indicates a 
capacity attendance for the entire 
week. Jolson, a big favorite here, met 
with an accident Monday afternoon 
when he had his fingers jammed in an 
automobile door. The comedian suf- 
fers continual pain from the injury, 
but gave his Monday performance. 



SHOWS IN FRISCO. 

San Francisco, June 16. 

At the Columbia, Billie Burke is 
playing her last week in "Jerry" and 
drew a good house Monday night, with 
favorable prospects for the balance of 
the week. 

Kolb and Dill, at the Alcazar, in "A 
Peck O' Pickles," are doing fair busi- 
ness. 

The Cort is dark. 



COX IN TOWN. 

Geo. B. Cox has been in New York 
this week, conferring with Jos. L. Rhi- 
nock, who is close to the Cincinnati 
capitalist. There are reports of im- 
portant happenings quite likely to fol- 
low Mr. Cox's visit. 



WEATHER OR WHETHER. 

The "She's Tn Again" company, at 
the Gaiety, saw notice of closing posted 
Monday, although if the weather is 
favorable it is not probable the piece 
will end its run this Saturday, as the 
notice called for. The duration of a 
continuation at the Gaiety is wholly 
dependent upon the atmosphere. 

"The Three of Hearts," at the 39th 
Street, will close Saturday. 

If you don't advert!** in VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



LEGITIMATE, 



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PRODUCING MANAGERS OBJECT TO 
STARS APPEARING IN PICTURES 



Contend Picture Appearances Work to a Disadvantage When 
Stars Take to the Road. Stage Stars Cannot Com- 
pete with Film Favorites. Managers Will 
Forbid Picture Contracts. 



It's understood that before the sea- 
son opens in the fall at least live of 
the biggest stage producers will put 
their feet down on all stars and play- 
ers signing contracts to do picture 
work while they are engaged for the 
producing firms. 

This spring and summer so far any 
number of big players, under another 
year or two contract to New York pro- 
ducers, have been appearing or are to 
appear in feature films; and some of the 
road managers have made such a com- 
plaint verbally and otherwise that the 
producers will prevent their people un- 
der contract doing any picture work. 

It's again alleged that the picture 
service is going to work a great dis- 
advantage against the stars when they 
take to the road, as quite a number 
of the legit stars have fallen down as 
picture players. 

A big manager is reported as saying 
that he heretofore had no objections 
to his people appearing in pictures, hut 
that a number of arguments have been 
brought to bear of late which will 
cause a new ruling to be made with 
the stars now under stage contract. 

The other day the manager dropped 
in on a certain New York theatre to 
sec a star of his in pictures, and he 
walked out before the film was fin- 
ished, saying to a friend that the pic- 
ture was terrible and that the star, un- 
der contract to appear for him next 
season, had done nothing in the picture 
to help his legitimate reputation. 



"HANDS UP" POSTPONED. 

Albany, N. Y.. June 16. 

The Lew Fields Revue. "Hands Up," 
will be delayed for its New York 
premiere through a necessary re- 
arrangement of cast and scenery. The 
piece opened Monday at Harmanus- 
Mlccckcr Hall for three days. 

Mr. Fields said to-day the report in 
New York of a difference between 
himself and any member of the cast 
was a pure invention. 

"Hands Up" was announced, after a 
couple of postponements, for the 44th 
Street theatre tomorrow (Saturday) 
night. At the theatre this week it was 
stated the opening date had been in- 
definitely adjourned, and it was re- 
ported along Broadway the Fields 
show might not be seen here until 
August. 

Clifton Crawford was added to the 
cast before the production went to 
Albany. Jack Mason and J. C. Huff- 
man were called in to strengthen up the 
staging. It was expected the show 
would be nearly wholly remade before 
reaching the metropolis. 

Maurice and Walton are featured in 
the Fields show which stars Lew 



Fields. Maurice, it is said, sought the 
opportunity to display his versatility in 
this piece, as an offset to the chance 
given his contemporary dancer, Vernon 
Castle, in "Watch Your Step." The 
holding down of Maurice to the bare 
stepping, instead of permitting the 
wider scope for stage work he had 
selected for himseslf, brought about 
the stories of internal disturbances in 
the company that Mr. Fields denied in 
Albany Wednesday. 

It was said Maurice and Florence 
Walton, his dancing partner, had 
secured an interest in the show 
through influencing an investment for 
the cost of production. 



DILLINGHAM IN HIP. 

The Hippodrome was officially turned 
over to Charles Dillingham, the new 
lessee, Monday. Mr. Dillingham and 
several of his staff spent the greater 
part of the day going over the prem- 
ises. 

It has been decided to remodel the 
interior to a certain extent, and one 
of the Dillingham staff attaches stated 
this week that when the house reopens 
it will be the prettiest theatre in ex- 
istence. 

The new show will be the biggest 
that the Hippodrome has ever held and 
there will be principals of note in the 
cast. Nothing of the nature of the 
new entertainment could be learned. 



LEFFLER-BRATTON'S SHOWS. 

Arrangements were made by cable 
Wednesday whereby John Leffler and 
John W. Bratton will jointly make a 
new production next fall of a three- 
act French farce, "A Flea In Her Ear," 
written by Georges Feydeau, author of 
"The Girl From Maxim's," et£. 

Leffler and Bratton have also ob- 
tained another new three-act comedy. 
"A Live Wire." by C. A. DeLima and 
Legrand Howland. 



"WANG" TO REOPEN 48TH. 

The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Co. 
closes its season at the 48th Street 
Saturday night. The house will be re- 
opened by the same company Aug. 9 
with a revival of "Wang." 



Canada's Main Line One-Nighter. 

Clark Brown, for th< Canadian The- 
atres Co., has annexed the Theatre Al- 
bert. Stratford, Ont., for vaudeville and 
legit combinations. There is l popula- 
tion of 20,000 and the tovi n js on the 
main line between Toron-o*and 1 ■■'•- 
troit. A couple of legits niohthh \*:'l 
be played. The house averages around 
$1,400 for a good attrarfi* n. It will 
be booked independent! by Mr. 
Prcwn. 



FIGHT FILM DIDNT DRAW. 

The season of summer burlesque at 
Hurtig & Seamon's Harlem house will 
terminate to-morrow (Saturday) night. 
It was hoped the Coffey-Flynn fight 
pictures would prove sufficiently at- 
tractive to draw satisfactory business 
during the current week. Their fail- 
ure to do so was the cause of the sud- 
den determination to close. 



DREW ft CAMPBELL'S SHOW. 

Frank Drew, of Cleveland, is at the 
Knickerbocker. He is in the city to 
engage leading people for "The Lib- 
erty Girls," which will hereafter be 
under the management of Drew & 
Campbell, with Alex Gorman in direct 
charge. 



AFTER BRYAN TO POSE. 

A prohibition picture, called "The 
Battle of Ballots," is having its big 
scenes made this week in Edgcwater, 
N. J., for which the producers are try- 
ing to secure William Jennings Bryan 
as a player. A parade is to be staged 
Saturday for which the film people 
hope to secure the ex-Secretary of 
State. 

The picture is being made in con- 
nection with the N. J. Prohibition 
Party. 



"MAJESTICS" REVIVED. 

It is not definitely settled that Fred 
Irwin will revive "The Majesties" next 
season, although rumors have been cur- 
rent for several days past. 

Hurtig & Seamon have not renewed 
their lease of the franchise which they 
have held for the past three seasons 
and Mr. Irwin is not altogether satis- 
fied with the offers he has received 
for it. 

In order to be on the safe side, how- 
ever, the manager has mapped out the 
show and has tentatively negotiated 
with a number of well known players 
with whom he is in a position to close 
without delay. 



STAR LEAVES AND RETURNS. 

Marie Cahill left the Universal last 
week after a row because of the di- 
rector assigned to produce the picture 
she was to appear in. The director was 
Lawrence Marsden. At the final show- 
down the star said cither she or the 
director would have to go. The U 
people evidently not believing Miss 
Cahill would keep her word stated the 
director would stay. Avith the result the 
star walked out. 

Later, arrangements were made to 
have T. Hayes Hunter postpone the 
making of several of the Ward and 
Yokes pictures for two weeks to com- 
plete Miss Cahill's picture, and she re- 
turned to the fold. 



RAILROAD MEN MEET. 

The members of the various pas- 
senger associations of the railroads 
met in New York on Wednesday to 
discuss the cutting down of the lately 
instituted high rate for theatrical com- 
panies. The meeting spent several 
hours in discussion and on Thursday 
were present at the A. H. Woods office 
to arbitrate with the representatives of 
the Theatrical Managers' Association. 



STOCKS OPENING. 

Portland, Me., June 16. 
Nat Royster is here getting every- 
thing ready for the opening of his 
musical comedy and light opera sea- 
son at the Cape theatre, Saturday night. 
Royster has engaged the following 
people: Florence Webber, James Har- 
rod, William Pruettc, Jr., James McEl- 
hearn, George O'Donnell, Harry Luck- 
stone, Edith Allen, Sylvia Thorne, Nor- 
man Thomas, Irene Palmer, Briggs 
French, Fred Bishop, stage manager; 
Carl Maxelbaum, music director. 

Syracuse, June 16. 
The Valley theatre will open with 
musical stock next Monday, under the 
management of P. J. Honold. Robin- 
son Newbold and Georgia Campbell 
will take the leads. Other members 
are George Bogues, Lillian Ludlow, 
Dixie Blair, Nelson Riley, Eddie Mor- 
ris, Fred Emerson, Ada Rippell, Rich- 
ard Kisscrling. Charles H. Jones will 
be stage manager. 

San Francisco, June 16. 
Ferris Hartman has completed or- 
ganizing a musical comedy company 
to play Idora Park during the sum- 
mer season. The company is sched- 
uled lo open on or about June 17. 

Des Moines, June 16. 
Arrangements have been made by El- 
bert & Getchell to reopen the Princess 
stock company Aug. 22. Of the former 
company, seven members, including the 
leading woman, Fay Bainter, will re- 
turn. 

Asheville, N. C, June 16. 
The J. P. Goring Players, headed by 
Norman Hackett and Billie Long, 
opened last week to big business for 
a summer stock engagement. This 
week "Alias Jimmy Valentine." 

Canton, O., June 16. 
Offering musical comedy stock, the 
Billie Allen Co. opened Monday at 
Myers' Lake Park theatre, the opener 
being "The Beauty Parlor." 

Denver, June 16. 
The summer season at Lakeside got 
under way this week under Thomas 
Parley's direction, with "The Blue 
Mouse" as the opening attraction. 

Jacksonville, Fla., June 16. 
Bert Leigh this week brought the 
Hazel Burgess Players back to the 
Orpheum after closing a stock engage- 
ment at Tampa. 

Allentown, Pa., June 16. 
Billy Fitzgerald is operating a musi- 
cal stock this summer at the street 
railway park here. 

York, Pa., June 16. 
Nathan Appell will play stock here 
for the remainder of the summer. 



"MISS RABBIT'S FOOT" IN OCT. 

Klaw & Erlanger have made arrange- 
ments to produce the'Gcrman operetta, 
"Miss Rabbit's Foot" in October. The 
production is slated to open at the 
Amsterdam. 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



NEW ACTS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Plantation, First Appcaranca 

or Reappearance in or Around 

Now York 

MoBCony Bros., Palace. 

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Co., Palace 

Ward, Bell and Ward, Prospect. 

Frankie Heath and George Perry, 
Bushwick. 

Sophie and Harry Everett, Bush- 
wick. 

John Cutty, Bushwick. 



Florence Rockwell and Co. (5). 

"The Awakening." 

20 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Palace. 

Florence Rockwell has brought to 
vaudeville, for her current engagement, 
a sort of socialistic appeal constructed 
along the basis of a "dream-act." It 
deals with the labor and capital prob- 
lem in a rather broad way, carrying 
the stereotyped sermon and the in- 
evitable moral, although in this par- 
ticular instance both are treated in such 
exaggerated fashion the punch loses 
its coloring of importance and the en- 
tire affair develops merely into a melo- 
dramatic recital. The scene shows the 
interior of Miss Millionaire's (Florence 
Rockwell) home. Kirk Fairplay (Chas. 
Trowbridge) and she arc engaged to 
be married. Fairplay has come to re- 
alize the labor proposition and tries to 
interest Miss Millionaire in the pitiful 
condition of the starving employees 
of her father's factory. She scoffs at 
the poor, berates them for their cir- 
cumstances, and refuses to become in- 
terested. Then comes the period of 
sleep and dream. During the dream 
the girl is confronted with visions of 
Miss Starvation, Mr. Crime, Miss Red- 
light, etc., finally awakening with a full 
sense of conditions and a determina- 
tion to do settlement work. During 
the dream Miss Rockwell changes to 
play Miss Starvation which develops 
into a rather long and dry monolog, 
the other characters merely filling in 
to picture the situations. Trowbridge 
is capable enough and held his role up 
nicely, while Miss Rockwell was at her 
best; but the material and general lay- 
out of the affair killed whatever inter- 
est the theme contained, and it gradu- 
ally slipped into the talkative division 
which has its own results. The social 
problem is surely worthy of dramatic 
recognition, but not along the lines of 
tins playlet. The big thought was 
there, but the lines so palpably melo- 
dramatic ifc grew impossible. While 
the vehicle will serve a prominent per- 
sonage such as Miss Rockwell for a 
brief tour, it will never successfully re- 
peat in its present state. Wynn- 



Harris and White. 
Songs and Talk. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Union Square. 

(iirl sits at piano and sings. Inter- 
ruption by supposed usher. Invited to 
the stage she asks him to "double up" 
with her and he tells her to eat green 
apples and double up herself. The 
man speaks with Hebraic accent. The 
girl lias a good voice. Finish is weak. 
The man can't dance but the girl's 
voice will pass muster in the smaller 
houses. Mark. 



Wilton Lackaye and Co. (2). 
"The Bomb" (Dramatic). 
25 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Palace. 

There are two decided features about 
the new Wilton Lackaye playlet: the 
surprise finish, and Lackayc's character 
playing. With the existing rough cor- 
ners eliminated, "The Bomb" will de- 
velop into a standard specialty. The 
story deals with a criminal incident. 
The scene is in the office of the Wil- 
liam J. Kearns Detective Agency. A 
wealthy Italian has been murdered. 
Suspicion points toward a restaurant 
owner, present in the office, and he is 
requested to remain and witness a third 
degree administered to another sus- 
pect. Lackaye y impersonates the latter, 
an old Italian. A dramatic climax is 
gradually approached through the 
cross examination culminating when 
the old Italian tearfully admits partial 
participation in the job but accuses the 
restaurant owner of the direct murder. 
The latter walks deliberately into the 
trap and unconsciously admits his con- 
nection, whereupon he is handcuffed 
and led from the room. Here Lackaye 
received the congratulations of the 
chief, removes his make-up and re- 
sumes the role of detective, preparing 
to take immediate charge of another 
case. The star is supported by William 
T. Morgan as Kearns, Jerome Ken- 
nedy, who plays an assistant to 
Kearns, and Robert Lawrence as the 
Italian restaurant owner. Of the three, 
Morgan held up best, with the other 
two running distant seconds. Law- 
rence was hardly convincing enough 
in his Italian character, carrying none 
of the natural traits of the race. 
Lackaye was himself throughout, hold- 
ing the center and keeping the inter- 
est at a high pitch. The piece went 
very well. Wynn. 



Bond and Casson. 
"Songland" (Songs and Dances). 
11 Mins.; One. 
Brighton Theatre. 

"Late Stars of Rolfe's 'Arcadia'," says 
the program, which may tell every- 
thing or nothing at all; but they sing 
and dance rather nicely, singing more 
and better than they dance. The dance, 
however, appears to be a pleasure to 
them, since they do it in a hugging 
style — much preferable for a mixed 
two-act to the former kissing vogue. 
Perhaps Tommy Gray can tell why 
they are not kissing as much on the 
stage as they uster. (Not meaning that 
Tommy is doing it all off the stage.) 
Miss Bond is a brunette girl, good 
looker and dresser on and off. Mr. 
Casson is a dapper young fellow who 
seems to over-makeup his lips, as 
when he sings he has a pucker; but it 
doesn't interfere with his healthy and 
excellent voice. To finish, the couple 
had "Old Kentucky Home" and fol- 
lowed that with "We're with You, Mr. 
Wilson." According to the shows 
around town. Mr. Wilson, if he goes 
looking for trouble, won't need any 
more people than those singing this 
song. "Wilson" gave Bond and Cas- 
son a very strong finish, and they com- 
pose a likeable two-act that sings. 

Rime. 



Martha Russell and Patrick Calhoun. 

"Types of Stageland." 

15 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Sectional 

Set). 
Brighton. 

"Types of Stageland" was erected 
upon an excellent idea, and although 
Patrick Calhoun wrote it, also produced 
it, it is doubtful if he, with Martha 
Russell, grasped the vaudeville possi- 
bilities at the correct angle. Miss Rus- 
sell briefly appears in "one," to an- 
nounce she and Mr. Calhoun will im- 
part a little inside info about stage 
players. This they will first do by im- 
personating a scene (so she says) back 
stage that often occurs or could occur 
between the leading lady and leading 
man. The curtain goes up, and the 
stage is set sectionally — to the left a 
dressing room, on the right a wood- 
land exterior. Miss Russell calls for 
her maid. She is petulant. A colored 
girl enters and is "bawled dut" by the 
leading lady for tardiness. Next comes 
the leading man (Mr. Calhoun), who 
knocks and noisily enters, demanding 
to know why Miss Russell covered 
him up at the matinee, held the 
centre of the stage and otherwise tres- 
passed upon his professional rights. 
The argument is warmly continued un- 
til the cue call for their presence on 
the stage at the night performance, 
both proceeding into the exterior set- 
ting, where they enact a love scene. 
This naturally sharply contrasts. Again, 
later, after Miss Russell has once more 
announced, this time that she will play 
an ingenue, and while dressing for the 
part, meanwhile carrying on a con- 
versation with Calhoun (off stage), she 
receives a telegram saying her mother 
had just died, but with heart-breaking 
she must become the giddy young girl, 
taking the scene in that tempo, and re- 
turning to her dressing room to break 
down with an "Oh, My God, what shall 
I do?" for the curtain. The touch in 
this playlet is too heavy, in the dress- 
ing room and upon the stage, in the 
idea and in the playing. Miss Russell 
particularly bears down heavily, but 
this is mainly due to the dialog. The 
contrast is too strongly striven for. 
After the receipt of the wire, Miss Rus- 
sell rants to the curtained opening for 
the stage, doing a Jekyll and Hyde in 
the width of the cloth. The idea is 
humorous in its suggestion at the open- 
ing, but becomes too dramatic, and at 
least it would have been better to have 
closed with a smile. The same germ 
for a sketch, taken lightly throughout, 
may have prqyen a standard vaudeville 
act. It is also doubtful whether the 
proper person announcements by Miss 
Russell are of aid. These bare stage 
affairs are easily grasped by a vaude- 
ville audience. From the dialog, Mr. 
Calhoun and Miss Russell are entering 
vaudeville from the picture field. Their 
turn as at present constituted cannot 
hope for ifiportant recognition by the 
larger mar.'rgers until it is placed in 
more marletable condition for the 
stage It wa*. designed for. The players 
are of pleasirg appearance, but in this 
playlet they force attention more to 
their playing than to themselves. 

Rime. 



NEW SHOWS NEXT WEEK 

Initial Presentation of Legitimate At- 
tractions in New York. 



Zeigfeld's "Follies," New Amsterdam 
(June 21). 

Mike Bernard and Sidney Phillips. 

Songs and Piano. 

18 Mins.; One. 

Henderson's, Coney Island. 

Mike Bernard and Sidney Phillips 
are having their initial big time show- 
ing as a team at Henderson's this week. 
Bernard is the pianist and Phillips the 
singer. For an opening bit they an- 
nounce that they will not use a Ford 
joke or do a Chaplin imitation. There 
is no talk after that. Songs predom- 
inate, with some piano playing. The 
songs are mostly character ones, with 
a few published numbers. An Italian, 
Dutch, Hebrew, and an impersonation 
of Bert Williams singing "Borrow 
from Me" are used, together with 
"Here's to Water" and "We're with 
You, Mr. Wilson" (encore), the two 
having to repeat the latter number. 
Bernard at the piano has his chance 
in the centre of the turn for solos. 
The first number called for some 
clever playing, but the use of the or- 
chestra for crashes was out of the 
ordinary. A medley of patriotic 
pieces are played by Mr. Bernard. 
They will be favorably received, not 
only for their own value but for the 
ability of the player. As a two-act, 
Bernard and Phillips have the power 
to please. 



Jim Toney and Ann Norman. 
"Nonsense" (Talk and Dances). 
15 Mins.; One. 
Brighton Theatre. 

Jim Toney is a tall fellow, thin and 

very thin. So he became an eccentric 

dancer. He talks upon the stage, too, 

rather well, has a pleasant face with 

a smile attached, and as he can dance 
eccentrically nothing more for vaude- 
ville appears necessary. That he 
dances as other tall thin fellows have 
before doesn't seem to make any dif- 
ference with the audience, so it 
shouldn't here. Ann Norman is a 
blonde girl, who laughs more naturally 
while working than a great many 
others before her, and she dances, too. 
For the finishing stepping, Miss Nor- 
man wears a funny combination of 
clothes that may be a boy's suit or an 
artist's uniform; anyway she looks 
good, and what else should a woman 
care about? The act can go in easily 
on the big bills. It opened after inter- 
mission at the Brighton and got away 
flying. Toney seems capable of doing 
several things. He's a talking dancer 
with ideas of comedy, one of which is 
a funny high hat. Rime. 



White and Clayton. 
Songs and Dancing. 
12 Mins.; One. 
Henderson's, Coney Island. 

Dancers in brown face. One of the 
boys is very nimb'e and does some 
difficult t wistful dancing. The duo 
sings a bit in the usual way. For an 
rarly spot they will do. 



SHOW REVIEWS 



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PALACE. 

Despite the heat Monday night the Palace 

attendance was unusually big, the lower floor 

carrying capacity with a few standees while 

the top of the house was decidedly well 
dressed under the circumstances. Three big 
attractions were listed to top the current 
week's bill with Irene Franklin as the legiti- 
mate vaudeville headllner. Wilton Lackaye 
and Florence Rockwell, both In new sketches, 
came from the legitimate field to give the 
program a touch of Importance. Of the three 
the honors justly belong to Miss Franklin 
who offered a few new numbers in her char- 
acter repertoire, assisted by Burt Green at 
the piano. For his solo, Burt played Victor 
Herbert's "Dagger Dance" while Miss Frank- 
lin rendered "These Aro the Good Old Days," 
"The Old Maid's Home For Mine," "All 
Wrong," "Nobody's Baby" and "At the Dan- 
sant" In the order named. The kid song 
and bcr opening number have been heard be- 
fore but "Old Maid's Home" and the dancing 
lyric (a descriptive travesty on the modern 
dancing cruze) are new. Incidentally, like 
the many other Franklin compositions, they 
were made strictly to order for the principal 
and ran entirely up to expectations. The 
customary changcR were made and at the 
finale the customary bows and encores de- 
livered. 

The Kervllle Family opened the bill with 
their routine of trick billiard playing, fol- 
lowed by Lyons and Yosco with a new reper- 
toire of popular numbers. Opening with 
"Jane" they proceeded through a series of 
lute numbers and while the spot was a rather 
severe handicap, the couple did nicely. 

Florence Roekwell and Co. (New Acts; 
came next, with Hussey and Boyle following. 
A vast Improvement in general is noted in the 
HuRsey and Boyle specialty, Jimmy Hussey's 
charact— efforts run close to the be*t of their 
kind. His peculiar singing delivery is some- 
what of a treat as well, while Boyle carries 
all the essentials of an excellent "straight," 
plus a good singing voice. They drew one 
of the big hits of the show. 

Miss Franklin, closed the first period with 
Melville and Hlggins opening the second. They 
connected with the usual laughs and closed a 
hit, Hlggins drawing individual applause for 
his eccentrio dance. 

Ernest Ball next to closing, followed Wilton 
Lackaye and Co. (New Acts). Ball was 
another of the big hits. Four numbers, in- 
cluding a medley of his past song hits, were 
encored and he got away with a "rag" piano 
solo and a number of bows. Ball was moved 
between the matinee and night show Monday, 
changing positions with Melville and Hlggins, 
originally delegated to hold the next to closing 
spot. 

The bill closed with Leo Plrnlkoff. Ethel 
Rose and a ballet whose offering comes up 
to the standard along similar lines, the set- 
ting being particularly attractive. Wynn. 



BRIGHTON THEATRE. 

If the Brighton theatre could put on a bill 
every week to rank with the current program 
there, It would draw business away from the 
Palace. Flags flying all over the house and 
12 turns on the program denoted something. 
It was Anniversary WeefcT The attendance 
Monday evening was almost a record breaker 
In the history of the Brighton, for a Monday 
night show. 

George Robinson, who is managing the thea- 
tre, has a walkaway, if he can only get a 
break on the weather, since the Brighton Music 
Hall, formerly the summer opposition to the 
Brighton, is now playing pictures. While the 
clear field conditions at Brighton perhaps did 
not call for the big show the house Is glv- 
ine. this week's bill, so early in the summer, 
will be a howling personal advertisement. 
Any one who wants to see a good swift run- 
ning entertaining vaudeville program can get 
one down there. Joe Goodman booked it, and 
ho did a splendid Job, having three big chunks 
of comedy in Conroy and Le Maire, Joe Jack- 
son and waiter C. Kelly. 

A rearrangement of tho program caused by 
Fred and Adele Astalre losing their baggage 
and dropping out, brought about a remakeup 
of the program that held the comedy down 
quite lightly until Conroy and Lc Maire in 
"The New Physician" closed the first part. It 
sounded as though those Brooklynltes had 
nover laughed before, and the two blackface 
comedttans gave a fine show to warrant the 
mirth. In the second part came Joe Jackson, 
who stole all the laughs they had left, ap- 
parently, but when Walter Kellv reached the 
rostrum, after Grace La Rue had put over a 
singing hit that was a real one, Mr. Kelly 
mnde them roar all over again. "The Vir- 
ginia Judge" had some new stories and pre- 
faced his court room scene with them. 

Jackson Is using darkened lights to takt 
bows in "one," in addition to massing the 
mrtaln. He left out the "shoes" Monday eve- 
ning, but a house laughs itself out nnyway 
at the pantomimlst before he Is finished. 

Miss La Rue did several songs, and the 
BrlrMon bunch liked her all the time. i'he 
women must have blessed her for giving them 
a sight of her last dress, a silver and white 
.something that hnd railroad tracks running 
all over It, but It was some regular gown. In 
it she Bang her best sons, or the Bong sh«* 
sings best in the turn. "My Tango Dream," 
nnd does it while seated upon a chair. Her 
"I Love You So" Bhe does tho poorest, but 
whether It's Miss La Rue or thi* song is 7A)-TAK 
Somehow she doesn't nlwnvs seem to be there 
properly with her voice. The "Dream" num- 
ber Just fits it. but she gets away with evm 
'The Snlutntlon to the Dawn." Chnrleg Gll- 
len presided over tho piano, In accompani- 
ments, and secured applause for hlfl skilful 
playing. Finishing Miss La Rue sang "My 
ivirrt of Parndlse." with a second ••horus vari- 
ation that must have ben especially written. 

"No. 2" held the Three Vagrants," who 
finished well. After them came Martha Rus- 



sell and Patrick Calhoun (New Acts) in a 
sketch without singing. At the finish of the 
playlet the orchestra is playing "Dixie." It's 
a long guess whether the house applauds the 
players or the song. A "Dixie"' finish Is a 
fancy sketch finishing scheme. Jim Toney 
and Ann Norman and Betty Bond and Jimmy 
Casson, also under New Acts. A couple of 
the two-acts ran pretty close to one another 
Monday, but they were likely separated Tues- 
day, when the substituted turn for the As- 
talres went in. 

Le Hoen and Dupreece opened the show, 
with Rooney and Bent, and Mang and Sny- 
der the closing turns. 8itne. 



HENDERSON'S. 

The warm weather added materially to the 
attendance at Henderson's Monday night. The 
audience appeared to be natives. The attrac- 
tion this week is "War Brides," the No. 2 
Nazlmova sketch. It is rather heavy for a 
beach house whero lighter things are prefer- 
able. This company in comparison to Nazl- 
mova's shows up comparatively well, the 
star's part being exceptionally well filled. It 
was received enthusiastically. 

The show was decidedly long on men, with 
three male two-acts, two coming together. The 
first were White and Clayton (New Acts) 
followed by the Arnaut Brothers, who had 
the audience roaring with their clowning. The 
men have changed their last bit somewhat, 
making it funnier than before. 

Marion Morgan's Classic Dancers were No. 
4 but the classic work failed to make much 
of an impression. The girls danced daintily 
and showed good training as well as a good 
routine. The "Roman Games" used as the 
last dance puts the act over nicely. This 
light and airy entertainment makes ideal 
seaside amusement. Mike Bernard and Sid- 
ney Phillips (New Acts) scored one of the 
hill's hits. The "War Brides" sketch ap- 
peared after the two act. 

Bert Fltzglbbon with his usual tomfoolery 
brought laughs aplenty and figured most con- 
spicuously In the hit column. "Marble Gems" 
and Charles McGoods and Co. also appeared. 

Henderson's is doing business, and is under 
the management of Lemuel Blakeman. Carle- 
ton Hoagland books it and knows what the 
Hendersonlans want. 



BUSHWICK. 

Despite the sudden rain Tuesday night the 
Buohwick held almost capacity. 

The show was rather mixed, especially the 
last half, which had an acrobatic troupe In 
the second after intermission position owing 
to the shifting of the Douglas Falrbank's 
sketch from that spot to closing the first half. 
The change gave the second part two acro- 
batic turns. 

A picture started at 8.15. Valentine and 
Bell, next, who ride everything on wheels from 
a clock to a phonograph, gathered a great 
number of laughs. Cap I tola and Cathleen 
(New Acts) closed to good applause for such 
an early spot. 

The unique bit of the bill was scored by 
Willard. "The Man Who Grows." This chap's 
witty talk and marvelous lengthening of his 
limbs and arms dumfounded the people. The 
life size portraits carried by Willard had 
prominent positions In the Bushwlck's lobby. 

"Fifty-Fifty," an amusing skit with Rich- 
ards and Kyle, made many friends for the 
two people. A floral demonstration was 
awarded Bessie Kyle at the finish. Douglas 
Fairbanks and Co. In "A Regular Business 
Man" closed the first part. Patricia Collinges 
as a helpful stenographer made her person- 
ality, which Is unlimited, felt. A big laugh- 
In* hit throughout. 

During the ten-minute Intermission a song 
contest filled In. It consists of flashing the 
chorus of numbers on the screen and letting 
the audience sing them, and was worth while 
as numbers from all publishers were used, 
which Is not generally the case with these 
contests In other houses. 

After the public singing Augusta Glose, ac- 
companied by her father at the piano, sang 
Rome delightful exclusive songs, that caught 
on easily. Miss Gloso has a plentiful sup- 
ply of personality, as the auulence quickly 
discovered. Adolf Glose at the piano Is a 
finished musician and his contribution was 
one of the big moments In the act. Fas- 
tidious audiences will accept this turn as 
most satisfactory. 

The Nat Nazarro Troupe, second after In- 
termission, a heavy spot for them, managed 
to pull through satisfactorily. Van and 
Schenck, local favorites, were greeted on their 
first appearance by a host of friends. The 
bovs sang some up-to-date numbers, starting 
with "Jane," a harmonious ballad not henrd 
around as much as It should be. The Le Grohs 
elosed the show. 



AMERICAN. 

Aside from beln<? a generally good show, 
there were several Individual surprises at the 
American this week, the first coming with 
the arrival of one Viola Duval, who deputized 
for Blanche Leslie. Viola Is small In stature, 
but vocally Is quite a giantess. She has con- 
structed one of the best and neatest singles 
seen around the "pop" houses In some time, 
and with proper handling should And a soft 
spot on the big time. Her routine follows 
a poetic prologue and consists of two or three 
classics and a medley of popular numbers. 
Hetwecn songs the young woman entertains 
with a poetic Introduction of the succeeding 
number. Her voice Is exceptionally well 
toned, particularly the high notes, of which 
sho has nulte an assortment. Viola was the 
evening's hit Tuesday night and well deserved 
to be. 

The Three Mori Brothers, Juggling Japs, 
also supplied the audience with some un- 
usual entertainment, the Moris having been 
added to the bill In the absence of the Har- 
Ishlma nros. The best portion of the turn 



is the body and barrel Juggling which Intro- 
duced the comic of the throe. This fellow 
can do more In a comedy way with his toet 
and a barrel than many others could do with 
a stage full of comedy props. They were a 
big hit also. 

The balance of the program ran somewhat 
ahead of small time average right through 
with the second half getting the bulk of ap- 
plause. Le Barbe and Donaire opened the 
show with a routine of mixed danceB, the best 
Delng an "Apache" at the finale. The male 
member Is an exceptionally good dancer and 
a pantomimlst as well. Although the turn 
seemed somewhat rough, with some work it 
should develop properly. The finale alone 
brought them over nicely. 

Chas. Deland, Carr and Co. offered a mis- 
taken Identity skit with some clever lines and 
good situations, gathering the usual laughs. 
The woman makes a splendid appearance and 
has an equally good delivery. 

Hartley and Pecan have an excellently built 
specialty in "one," although the number used 
at the finish should be discarded. Prior to 
that the couple kept the bouse continually 
laughing. The patter sounds original, some- 
thing unusual for tho modern doubles, and the 
pair harmonise sufficiently well to deliver a 
few numbers. They were a hit 

Harry Gilbert opened the second half with 
a semi-nut routine of talk and songs. Harry 
could improve his appearance. He has a 
likeable style and handles his material some- 
what differently than the many other similar 
"singles." His talk is well chosen and sounds 
new. Gilbert can also sing. Eventually he 
should locate, for he seems to carry all the 
essentials. 

Oliver and Opp In "Over the Garden Wall," 
a familiar turn around the east, were a wel- 
come addition to the bill, the girl's work be* 
Ing particularly good. 

The Melnotte Twins In next to closing spot 
gave a touch of class to the program, offer- 
ing a list of well selected popular numbers, 
openings with "Kentucky Home" and closing 
with "We're All Wlta You, Mr. Wilson." The 
latter carries a patriotic appeal that will In- 
terest and arouse any audience, and the girls 
earned several hows on the strength of It. 
A Chaplin Imitation added some novelty to 
the specialty and brought hearty applause. 
Mosher. Hayes and Mosher closed, and 
although severely handicapped through the slse 
of the stage, pulled out a hit as usual. The 
customary pictures were also projected. Wynn. 



FIFTH AVENUE. 

Business slumped away off Monday night 
but the alibi was there In the weather. The 
audience had no enthusiasm and the acts ap- 
peared to have the starch taken out of them. 
The management has the house in Its sum- 
mer dressing and the electric fans buzzed. 

A scene not down on the bills and which 
proved one of the best of the evening hap- 
pened when Mabel Burke appeared to sing the 
animated-ill. song, "The Light That's Burn- 
ins in the Window of the House Upon the 
Hill." When the audience was Invited to 
chime In on the chorus, Richard Jose, In a 
box, and a little girl In another carried the 
song along harmoniously. Jose's tenor and 
the kid's soprano blended nicely and there 
was tremendous applause. The "encore" wan 
given with the song sheet lighted, the girl 
carrying the chorus alone as Jose did not 
know the words without them being flashed. 
Neither was there as "a plant." 

The show opened with a film, "Nobody 
Would Believe" (Lubln), rightfully labeled as 
nobody would believe that It was a sample of 
modern photoplay. It should be turned right 
back. It and that Sellg "Light O' Love" are 
about the worst that have been exhibited 
hereabouts In many moons. 

Walter Murray reappeared with another 
travel talk, 111. by animate and still views, 
which featured Cuba and Its prodyejev Weston 
and Osuman (New Acts) first appeared in 
"one" and sang. It probably was done to 
fool 'em out front but nobody was fooled but 
the dancers. Val and Ernie Stanton have 
new talk and some of It went over very well. 
The Stantons take a lot for granted. They 
should get busy right now and get a new 
line of songs for next season. The boys need 
a stronger closing number and one more up- 
to-date. 

After the George Batchford Co. presented 
"Captain Kidder" (New Acta) the Fremont- 
Benton Co. consumed 17 minutes In a sketch 
that never got started, and closed with an 
old farcical situation long ago barred from 
pictures. 

After Miss Burke sang entertainingly 
Crouch and Welch gave the show a new lease 
of life, the act closing strong with the pair's 
dancing. Rosa Crouch displayed some sum- 
mer stockings that should start something on 
th« beaches. 

Henry E. Dlxey In the headline position 
pleased in his inimitable manner but the re- 
turns were not what a man of his reputation 
should have had. It may have been the heat 
and it may have been the fault of the people 
but Dlxey was glad when he wan nblc to 
rench the wings. 

There was a Ham comedy during the eve- 
ning that caused intermittent laughter but 
too much comedv In the pictures lately has 
caused them to begin to nail. For tho first 
time In a lone while the Fifth Avenue did not 
show a Chaplin. 

The show was closed by Harry Glrnrd nnd 
Co. (New Acts) with some good slnKlng that 
was applauded. Mark. 

JEFFERSON. 

The heavy cloudburst Just before show time 
Tuesdav night put a damper on attendance 
along 11th street, but this house with an 
attractively well arranged bill, drew morn 
than any one would anticipate. 

After Lawrence and Lawrenee, with slner- 
Ing and dancing, opening, passed off to light 



returns, the show proper started with Nettie 
iVIIson (New Act) with songs, the show con- 
tinued at a fast "clip." Nettie had them 
with her. Tho gallery liked her in the cos- 
tume used for her closing number and clam- 
ored for more. 

Gray and Graham with their musical act. 
No. a, also scored. The audience appreciated 
the playing by the woman, and cast a unani- 
mous vote for the comedy of the man. Tho 
playing of the the silly sounding horn off stage 
Tor a finish likewise struck right, and the 
couple were forced to do an encore, which they 
gladly did by kidding each other for a few 
minutes to good results. 

The Big Franz Troupe of comlquo cyclist* 
followed and kept up tho good work. There 
s a new member with tho turn, who Is hand- 
ling a couple of the "freak" wheels and do- 
ing a little ground tumbling. Also a couple 
of new wheels are now being used by the 
comedians. * 

Burt and Lottie Walton, under the names 
of James and Boyd, were next and kept up 
the pace set by their predecessors. The danos 
on skates baa been omitted and straight and 
acrobatic dancing now make up the routine. 

The card did not announce the players 
doing "The Cop," a comedy dramatic sketch 
on police graft. The company Is presumably 
the same that played It on the Loew circuit 
some weeks ago. For the small time "The 
.£.. w,u do » whenever a sketch Is needed 
t0 mi l '«.* vacancy. The little playlet pleased. 

The Monarch Comedy Four, next to clos- 
ing, with tholr harmonising and slapstick 
comedy got a hit. For the smaller houses 
this quartet looks to be there. One or two 
new song numbers would help. 

The Three Kawano Bros, olosed the show 
with acrobatics. The boys got a few laughs 

fl 7J m *w 8 . u, l ln, ' M wnlIe P«WlliH the barrels 
with their feet. 

£ •onf contest, with men from the differ- 
ent publishers, and a serial picture concluded 
the entertainment. 



HAMILTON. 

Business was good Tuesday night consider- 
ing the weather. The show proper was Jumpy 
and did not furnish good entertainment. In 
spots the show ran rather smoothly and again 
It fell below expectations. 

.•T? B ?w , and B * rD °H r ■tarted things lively 
with their songs and dances. Although they 
were on rather early they wonted hard and 
were well rewarded. Four Rubes with hokum 
comedy were pleasing. The singing of the 
A OUr JT.. Iloth, i l «. worthy of especial comment 
A yodel lng finish waa good for an encore. 
Around small time circles this not should gain 
any number of laughs. Wilbur Sweatman 
did not seem to be working very well with 
his music. Playing two piccolos togethor 
SUA? J* 6 * 1 »PP I » UM sralner. A serial split 
the bill, followed by Leonard and Arnold, who 
"cored the first substantial hit of the evening. 
The couple caught hold with their comedy 

Eddie Foyer wag received with considerable 
applause. After some imitations of a waiter 
calling for orders In a restaurant, which are 
about the best heard around In some time he 
recited "Dan McOrew" and was rewarded the 
honors of the evening. Frank 8. Houghton 
and Co. closed and have an aot that should 
be playing better time. The Hamilton stag* 
afforded Houghton ample room to go bussing 
around on his motorcycle. Some very nifty 
tricks were done while he rounded the stage 
the engine hissing loud, making the motor- 
cycle appear to be going at a fast clip. A 
feature closed. 



LET GEORGE DO IT. 

"Let George Do It," the cartoon comedy, 
la at the Union Square In tabloid form this 
week, the company "presented by George 
Goett." Ooett put the show together for a 
tour of the Gorman parks. 

Danny Murphy, who stepped Into George 
Murphy's role of George when the oartoon 
Idea was operated In burlesque form on the 
Columbia Wheel, has been re-engaged for 
the tab lead of the German apartment bouse 
Janitor. Much Is expected of Murphy and 
so much does little Danny do that without 
him the tabloid would be wabbly. 

Supporting are George and Alice Sterling. 
Joe Mack, Hubert Boyle. Edna Kcmlng, Orace 
McCurder and a chorus of eight girls. 

The burlesque "bits" are few and far be- 
tween and for the Union Square they could 
have been, used more freely. The Sterlings in 
the first set made a pleasing impression 
with their "Settle Down In ... One Horse 
Town" number from "Watch Your Step." 
In the second act they offered "When I Get 
Married" and here showed the advantage of 
previous team work and practice. Miss Ster- 
ling also in the first part sang "My Rose of 
Tlppcrary" and did It effectively, using the 
girls and wreaths for the final chorus. 

Joe Mack as the tall, gawky, tlght-clothed 
detective, did more with his eccentric dano- 
Ing than anything else, his comedy not hav- 
ing much meat. Numbers were led by Misses 
Iteming and MacCurder to fairly good re- 
sults, one being "The Syncopated Walk." The 
eight girls worked rather lackadaisically and 
went through their routine of steps ss though 
most were Just acquiring the rybthm of the 
thing. Several word stockings that were the 
worse for wear, while some wore silk and 
the others lisle. 

"Let Georae Do It" stands up well as a 
tab and will go even better where tho 
neighborhood Isn't so cosmopolitan. 

The settings were Inadequate although the 
second loomed up as a better background than 
the first. The former was an old house set 
while the latter was carried by the show. 

Mark. 



14 



VARIETY 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (June 21) 

la Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Less Shows Daily 

(All houiei open for the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "Loew" following name are on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies boohing the houses arc noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit-"U. B. O.," United Booking Offices-*W. V. M. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— 4 ?," Pantages Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit "* ------ 

A.-"!!,* Jamea C. Matthews (Chicago). 



ircuit (booking through W. V. M. 



New York 

PALACE 
Conroy ft Lemalre 
Gilbert-Sullivan O Co 
belle blanche 
Three Rubes 
Moucony Bros 
Donobue ft Stewart 
4 Antwerp Ulrls 
(Feature to fill) 

PROCTOR'S 68TH 
Ed Etitus 
Connie ft Llvesy 
Smith Cook ft B 
Kersblaks Pigs 
Win P Lennox Co 
Hy»«ra ft Scott 

2d half 
Clayton ft Lennle 
Bert K Forrest 
John P Wade Co 
Four Kiltiea 
(Two to till) 
AMERICAN (loew) 
Sherlock Sisters 
Moore ft Elliott 
Brown ft Jackson 
Symphlna Sextet 
Helen Shlpman 
DuToy Bros 
Blanche Bloane 
Howard ft Mason 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Gallagher ft Martin 
Bryan Sumner Co 
Lola 

Elsie Gilbert Co 
Cunningham ft Marlon 
-Within the Lines" 
McCrea ft Clegg 
(Two to All) 
BOULEVARD (loew) 
Francis ft Ross 
Evelyn Cunningham 
Bogannl Troupe 
"Does Million Inter- 
est" 
Plsano ft Bingham 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Bauers ft Saunders 
Hippodrome 4 
Crawford ft Broderlck 
"Stick-up Man" 
Sandy Shaw 
The Dordeena 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Richard Mlllov Co 
"Honey Girls" 
Sandy 8haw 
(Five to fill) 

2d half 
Mario ft Trevette 
"Doe« Million Inter 

est?" 
Ash ft Shaw 
Svengall 
Bessie LeCount 
Bop Tip Co 
(Two to fill) 

GREELEY (loewj 
Dotson ft Gordon 
Hteppe ft Martin 
"Shot at Sunrise" 
Jim ft M Hawkins 
The Dordeens 
(One to till) 

2d half 
Moore ft Jenkins 
Kingsbury ft Munson 

Honey Girls" 
Wolgas ft GIrllo 
(Two to All) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Gerard ft We»t 
Bernard ft Roberts 
Heinle LoCount 
.las McCurdy Co 
Bill Pruett 
• Mt-hSannl Troupe 

2d half 
Stcppo ft Martin 
Walton ft Poardmun 

Side Lights" 
I )otao;i ft Gordon 
Blanche bloane 
(One to flip 

NATIONAL 'loew) 
Hippodrome 4 
O'Ncnl ft Galln»rh<-r 
Hrya.i Sum.w-r Co 
Uin-K-T ft W'nfred 
Woigas ft Girlie 
\ One lo 1 1 1 1 > 

2d half 
Sherlock Sisters 
f'nop«T Hr«H 
Roganny Troupe 
(Three to fill) 

7TH AVE (loowi 
Hazel Klrke 3 
Harry Brooks Co 
Nip ft Tuck 
(Three to All) 
2d half 
Francis ft Bosh 
John LaVler 
O'Neal A Gallagher 
Mattle Choate Co 
Morris & Allen 
Roy A Arthur 

ORPIIEITM (loew) 
Gnllaghcr ft Mnrtln 
:5 Kt-ltoiM 



"Stick-up Man" 
Cooper Bros 
Frevoli 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Glenn Ellison 
Burke ft Burke 
Bernard ft Roberts 
Brown ft Jackson 
Frank Stafford Co 
Reddlngton ft Grant 
(One to fill) 



Ooi 

BRIGHTON (ubo) 
Arthur Baratt Co 
Lloyd A Brltt 
(J Musical Gormana 
McKay ft Ardlne 
Avon Comedy Four 
Claire Rochester 
Kitty Gordon Co 
Jack Wilson Co 
Had J Nassar Arabs 
HENDERSON'S (ubo) 
The Rosalros 
BUI Robinson 
Chain A Templeton 
Billy Arlington 
Courtney Sisters 
Frldkowskl Troupe 
(Others to fill) 



»klya 

BUSHWICK (ubo) 
"Red Heads" 
Van A Schenck 
"Dixie Elopement" 
Heath A Perry 
Mr A Mrs O Wilde 
Klutlng's Animals 
8 A H Everett 
John Cutty 
Chas McGoods Co 

PROSPECT (ubo) 
Blanche Walsh Co 
Ryan A Tlerney 
Fred V Bowers Co 
Jane Connelly Co 
Thurber A Madison 
Ward Bell A Ward 
Cartmell A Harris 
Eva Shirley 
Clalremont Bros 

5TH AVE (ubo) 
Lew Fitzglbbons 
Kllllan A Francis 
Frledland A Clark 
Marie Hart 
Fogg A White 
The Maxims 

2d half 
Hashing 

Dalton A Green 
Lawrence Beck Co 
Pllcer A Douglas 
4 Harmonists 

HALSEY (ubo) 
Kashlma 

Copeland Draper Co 
Lawrence Beck Co 
Pllcer A Douglas 
Dion Pltherodge Co 
4 Harmonists 
Maglln Eddy A Roy 

2d half 
The Sllvenos 
Moscrop Sisters 
Frledland A Clark 
Marie Hart 
Georgia Earl Co 
Fogg A White 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Bauers A Saunders 
Cunningham 'ft Ma- 
rian 
Owen McGlveney 
Walton ft Boardman 
Chas Ledesar 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Richard Mllloy Co 
Helen Shlpman 
Honeyboy Minstrel* 
Mack ft Vincent 
(Three to fill) 
WARWICK (loew) 
Oordllla Trio 
"Too Mnny Burglars" 
Elklns Fay A E 
"Cake-Walk Review" 

2d half 
Baker Sisters 
Lillian Watson 
Bennett SlnterH 
(One to nil) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Baker Sisters 
Glenn Ellison 
Roy ft Arthur 
Mark ft Vincent 
"Within the Lines" 
Morrln ft Allen 
McCrea A Clegg 

2d half 
Mill Pruett 
Moore ft Elliott 
Hazel Klrke Co 
• 1 D u Toy Bros 
Frrvoll 
(Two to fill) 

FPLTON (loew) 
L ft E Drew 
Gertrude Cogert 
Frank Stafford Co 
Crawford & Broderlck 
H Trvlnns 
(One to fill) 



2d half 
Fox ft Escbel 

Shot at Sunrise" 
Jim ft Marian Hawkins 
Chas Ledegar 
(Two to All) 

PALACE (loew) 
Margaret Farrell 
Burke ft Burke 
Ash ft Shaw 
Elsie Gilbert Girls 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Gertrude Cogert 
Deland Carr Co 
Eddie Foyer 
Frey Twins 
(One to fill) 

Albany. N. Y. 

PROCTORS 
Mullen A Gerald 
Norrie Sisters 
Weir A Lott 
Frank Gabby 
Do re Opera Co 
2d half 
Stone A Alexia 
Carrie LUUe 
Lawana Trio 
Cummlngs A Gladylngs 
Dore Opera Co 

Altoaw 1U. 

AIRDOMB (wva) 
Lasar A Dale 
Mack A Williams 

2d half 
Willie Hale A Bro 
Olga Do Baugh 

Atlaata. Ua. 

FOR8YTHE (ubo) 
Helen A Emella 
Schwartz Bros 
Bonlta A Hearn 
Jack Gardner 
(Two to fill) 

Atlaatle City. If. J. 

GARDEN (ubo) 
Oxford Trio 
Henry A Rudolph 
Calif Orange Packers 
J C Nugent Co 
Nellie Nichols 
"War Brides" (No 2) 
Hussey A Boyle 
Seven Romas 

BlasraasntoB, N. Y. 

STONE O H (ubo) 
Vine A Temple 
Mascot A Athlete 
Dorothy Meuther 
Comedy Conservatory 

2d half 
Skinner A Wood 
Leroy A Lane 
May Melville 
"Girls of Orient" 



KEITH'S (ubo) 
Balzer Bisters 
Plplfax A Panlo 
Cyc Brunettes 
Lai Mon Kim 
Richards A Kyle 
Farber Girls 
Douglas Fairbanks Co 
Ernest Ball 
White Hussars 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Namba Bros 
Schwartz A Wooley 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Maldle De Long 
Stewart A Dakln 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Paul Petchlng Co 
Harmon Zarnes A D 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Corcoran A Dingle 
Harhhlma Bros 
(One to All) 

GLOBE (loew) 
Paul Petchlng Co 
Harmon Zarnes A D 
Mellor A De Paula 
Franklyn Deane Co 
Veldl Trio 
(Mark A Rose 
Bennett Sisters 
2d half 
Stewart A Dakln 
Nlblo A Nugent 
"Jack A His Jills" 
Edwards A Helone 
Cook ft Rothert 
(Two to All) 

Brldareeort. Cosm. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Two Loews » 
Emmett O'Relley Co 
Moore O'B A Comack 
Hooper A Cook 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Murphy A Foley 
Sam Edwards Co 
Lighter A Jordan 
(Two to All) 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Grace Leonard's Dogs 
Jack Symonds 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Yvonne 



Fields A Halllday 
Dorre's Belles 
(One to AH) 

Bafitale 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Dorothy Toye 
Santley A Norton 
Dave Wellington 
Watson Sisters 
(Four to fill) 

Calgary* Caa. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Edmund Hayes Co 
Dorsch A Russell 
Belle Oliver 
Victoria Four 
Lady Alice's Pets 



Galeae* 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Howard A McCane 
Emma Carua 
Geo Damerel Co 
Violet Dale 
Norton A Loe 
Lucy Gillette 
The Langdons 
Smith A Kaufman 
Bertlsch 

McVlCKERS (loew) 
Wilson Bros 
Verna Mersereau Co 
Bonomor Troupe 
Countess V Dornum Co 
Alexander Patty 
Park Rome A Francis 
C Alfonso Zelaya 
Marie Dreams 
Paul Bauwena 



C'taclaaatl. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Zylo Girls 
Graham A Randall 
McManus A Don Carlos 
J C Mack Co 
Llbby A Barton 



Celaamaaa, Mo. 

STAR (wva) 
Three Lubins 

2d half 
Gilroy A Corrlel 

Colombo*, O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Williams A Segal 
The Puppets 
Holly Hollls 
Sorority Girls 
Harry Bauber 
Violet A Charles 

Deo Molaeo 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Millard Bros 
Harry Van Fossen 
"Vaude in Monkland" 
Williams A Rankin 

2d half 
Ruth Page A Boys 
Kelly A Drake 
Mile Rtalta Co 
Hawley A Hawley 
Detroit 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
Melodious Chaps 
Selma Braata 
Jas H Cullen 
Bankoff A Girlie 
Al A F Stedman 
Mason Keeler Co 
Freeman A Dunham 

Delate 

GRAND (wva) 
Bertie Ford 
Stejndell A Lee 
Bertie Fowler 
Minstrel Maids 
2d half 
Wilts A Wilts 
Mott A MaxAeld 
Nlblo's Birds 
Spencer A Williams 

■est St, beala, III. 

ERBER'S (wva) 
Billy Jones 
Wayne Marshall A R 
Long Chaperon A G 
Leach Wallen 3 
2d half 
Rossini 

Grace Chllders Co 
Avellng A Lloyd 
The Grazers 

Edsnoatoa, Caa. 

PANTACTBS (m) 
Josle Flynn Minstrels 
Juliette Dlka 
Klein's Production 
Rice A Francis 
Sllber A North 
Rio A Norman 

Eaterrllle, la. 

GRAND (wva) 
Norwood A Norwood 

2d half 
Davis A Walker 



Owen McGlveney 
Schwartz A Wooley 
(One to All) 

Ft. Willisana, Caa. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
2d half 
Bertie Ford 
Steindell A Los 
Bertie Fowler 
Minatrel Maids 

Fren*eBt„ Neb 
EMPRESS (wva) 
Kennedy A Burt 

2d half 
Mendel A Nagel 

Gary, lasl. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Lou Chiha 
Murry K Hill 
Isabella Miller Co 
Rose A Ellis 
Mond A Sell 

Grand Ialaad,Neb. 

MAJESTIC (wva) 
Mendel A Nasal 

2d half 
Kennedy A Burt 

Uraad Uaptds, Mica 

RAMONA PK (ubo) 
Page Hack A Mack 
Julia Curtis 
Salon Singers 
Hayward Stafford Co 
Harry Cooper Co 
"Aurora of Light" 



LYRIC (wva) 
1st half » , 
Kammerer A Howfeod 
Three Alvarettes 



Fall HITS*. Mass. 

BIJOU (loew) 
Cook A Rothert 
Corcoran A Dingle 
Svengall 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Nauiba Bros 
Mellor & De Paula 



PARK (wva) 
Wurnell 

Norwood A Anderson 
Kimball A Kenneth 
Howard Kelly A T 

2d half 
Rlcca 

The Gregorys 
Greenlee A Drayton 
Mardo A Hunter 
Harrlaaarsj, Pa. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Julia Edwards 
Hal Stevens Co 
Barton A Howell 
Williamson Sub Pic 

2d half 
Lynch A Zeller 
Schroder A Mulvey 
Fred Watson 
Hackett's Players 
Hartford, Cobb. 
PALACE (ubo) 
Roth A Kitty Henry 
Scott A Raynor 
Bent 

Black A White Revue 
Ida Turner 
"Mile a Minute" 

2d half 
Pike A Calame 
May Day 

Moore O A Comack 
Bent 

Young A Carson 
"Bachelor Dinner" 

Hobokea, N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Jos Dealy A Sister 
Nlblo A Nugent 
Deland Carr Co 
Demarest A Collette 
John LaVler 

2d half 
Annie Morris 
"Too Many Burglars" 
Nip A Tuck 
(Two to fill) 

ladlaaeaelle. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Paynton A Green 
Stevens A Bordean 
Sam Harris 
Regent 4 

IadeaeBdeaccKaB 

Alrdome (wva) 
Kale A Indetta 
2d half 
Roberts A Lester 
JenTeraea City, Mo. 

GEM (wva) 
Gilroy A Corrlel 

2d half 
Three Lubina 
Jeaiia, Ms. 
ELECTRIC (wva) 
Flying Kays 
(One to All) 

2d half 
McConnell A Austin 
Al Abbott 
Kansas City, Kan. 
ELECTRIC (wva) 
Gay Sisters 
Couch A Davenport 

2d half 
Dunn A Dean 
Orbasany's Cockatoos 
Kaaaas City, Mo. 
GLOBE (wva) 
The Bimbos 
Dunn A Dean 
Musical Hunters 
Al Abbott 
McConnell A Austin 

2d half 
Couch A Davenport 
Gay Sisters 
Norwood A Anderson 
Morton Wells A N 
Flying Kays 

Lancaster, Pa. 
COLONIAL (ubo) 
Lynch A Zeller 
Georgia Earl Co 
Fred Watson 
Hackctt Players 

2d half 
Julia Edwards 
Cathleen A Capttoln 
Hurton ft Howoll 
Valeullne & Bell 



Loo Aaaeles. 

ORPHEUM 
Adelaide A Hughes 
Nat Wills 
Hoey A Leo 
Marie Nordstrom 
Mme Beeson Co 
Mr A Mrs C DeHaven 
1 Romano's 
Haveman'a Animals 
PANTAGES (m) 
Cora Corson 9 
Bob Albright 
Chas Wayne Co 
Holden A Harron 
Kennedy A Mac 

LealawUle. 

FONTANE FRY PK 

(orph) 
Mazle King Co 
Frank Crummlt 
The Van Derkoors 
Jeanette Lewis 
The Gladiators 

Maraaalltowa. la. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Eugene Pago 
Fields A La Adella 

2d half 
Stross A Becker 
Millard Bros 

Maeoa City, la. 

REGENT (wva) 
Bernevlcl Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Wm Morrow Co 
Davla A Elmore 
Minneapolis. 

UNIQUE (loew) 
The Boiasens 
Broadway Comedy 4 
Downey Wlllard Co 
SI Jenks 
Juggling Mowatts 

GRAND (wva) 
Georgalta Trio 
Dean Dorr A Dean 
Bob Ferns 
Thos F Swift Co 

Moatreal. 

SOHMER PK (ubo) 
Nardlni 
4 Lukens 
Nailla A Bart 
El Ray Sisters 
(One to fill) 

Newark. N. J. 

MAJESTIC (loew) 
Lola 

Fox A Eschel 
Annie Kent 
"Side Lights" 
Eddie Foyer 
Frey Twins 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Gerard A West 
LIE Drew 
Margaret Farrell 
Jas McCurdy Co 
Rucker A Wlnfred 
3 Irvlngs 
(One to fill) 

New Hbtcb, Cobb 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Murphy A Foley 
Three Bonnella 
Chas Eachmann Co 
Llghtner A Jordan 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Two Loews 
Scott A Raynor 
Emmett O'Reilly Co 
Hooper A Cook 
(Two to All) 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Yvonne 

Fields A Hallday 
(One to AH) 

2d half 
Jack Symonds 
(Three to All) 

Norfolk, Va. 

ACADEMY (ubo) 
(Richmond split) 
1st half 
Holmes &. Buchanan 
Mr ft Mrs Robyns 
Long TacK Sam Co 
(Two to All) 

Oaklaad, Cal. 

ORPHEUM 
Hymack 
Little Nap 
Mnry Elizabeth 
(Others to All) 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Opens Sun Mat) 
Richard the Great 
Nelson Rnnoun Co 
Winona Winter 
Barnes A Robinson 
Florence RayAeld 
Fern Blgelow ft M 

Omaha 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Morton Wells ft N 
Morgan Whaley Co 
Katherlne McConnell 
Tuscano Bros 

2d half 
The Bimbos 
Harry Van Fossen 
Bernevlcl Bros 

Peterson. N. J. 

MAJESTIC (ubo) 
Valle 

Hopkins Sisters 
•t Musketeers 
Lavlne Clmeron .1 



2d half 
Johnny Doro 
"Garden of Peaches" 
Bennington Sisters 
Sorrette A Antoinette 

Perry, la. 
OPERA HOUSE fwva) 
Burnham A Yant 

2d half 
Paddock A Paddock 
Philadelphia 
GRAND (ubo) 
Wilfred Du Bols 
Leon A Doris 
McCormack A Wal- 
lace 
Melody Monarch 
Kramer A Morton 
Boeder's Invention 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Booth A Leander 
Bernard A Scarth 
Ed Blondell Co 
Burton Holmes Co 
Rajah 

Walter C Kelly 
Brlco A King 
Tlghe A Babette 
Gallettl's Monks 

PALACE (loew) 
Adolpho 
4 Healy Girls 
Reddlngton A Grant 

2d half 
L C Metier 
(Two to fill) 

Ptttsbarsjh. 

GRAND (ubo) 
The Ozays 
Coryl A Grlndell 
Nagel A Fenolyn 
Jack Bruce 
Little Miss USA 
Leroy A Cahill 
Will Morris 
Pittsburgh Ksa. 
MYSTIC (wva) 
Roberta A Lester 

2d halt 
Kale A Indetta 

Portlaad, Ore. 

PANTAGES (m) 
Sarah Padden Co 
Dorothy Vaughan 
West A VanSlclen 
Friend A Downing 
Randow Trio 
Ishlkawa Japs 
Provldeace. R. I. 

EMERY (loew) 
Moore A Jenkins 
Lillian Watson 
'Jack A His Jills" 
Edwards A Helens 
3 Mori Bros 

2d half 
Veldl Trio 
Clark A Ross 
Maldle DeLong 
(One to fill) 
Franklyn Deane Co 

Rlehasoaii. \ a. 
BIJOU (ubo) 

(Norfolk split) 
1st half 
Wilbur Held 
Dlero 

Rigoletto Bros 
(Two to All) 

Rock-ford. 111. 

PALACE (wva) 
Stross A Becker 
Blcknell A Gibney 
Mr A Mrs F Allen 
Lucas A Fields 
Fantan's Athletes 

2d half 
3 American Girls 
Leonard A Louie 
(Three to All) 

•t. LoeU 

HAMILTON (wva) 
Rossini 

Rooney A Bowman 
Larry Comer 
Willie Hale A Bro 

2d half 
Emmett's Canines 
Long Chaperon ft G 
Billy Jones 
Stan Stanley 
MANNIONS PARK 
(wva) 
Steiner Trio 
Cnabot ft Dixon 
Mullaly Pingree Co 
Cole Russell A D 
Laurie Ordway 
Creole Band 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Emmett's Canines 
Olga De Baugh 
Grace Chllders Co 
Avellng A Lloyd 
Stan Stanley S 
2d half 
Mack ft Williams 
Ray Snow 

Wayne Marshall A R 
Leach Wallen .'J 
St. Paul 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Apollo Trio 
York A King 
Mr A Mrs G McDonald 
Bensee A Baflrd 
DeRoyal Raceford Co 

PRINCESS (wva) 
Wilts A Wilts 
Mott A Man field 
Nlblo's Birds 
Spencer A Williams 

2d half 
I^ohse A Sterling 
R rough ton A Turner 
Ray Monde 
Isabelle Miller Co 
•art Lake 

PANTAGES (m) 

(Open Wei. Mat) 
(Continued 



"Garden of Rajah" 
Florence Modena Co 
Aiken Flgg A D 
Barber A Jackson 
3 Shentons 



PANTAGES im) 
Tate'a Motoring 
Von Klein A Gibson 
Johnson H A Listette 
Taylor A Arnold 
Nolan A Nolan 
Curtis A Hebard 

Saa arraaelaeo 
ORPHEUM 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Mercedes 

Newhoff A Phelps 
Fisher ft Green 
F ft L Bruch 
Kremka Bros 
Pantier Duo 
"Fashion Show" 
Cameron ft Gaylord 

PANTAGES (m) 

(Opens Sun Mat) 
"Childhood Days" 
Stuart 

Antrim A Vale 
Carletta 

Florens Family 
SeheaoetadT, N. Y. 

PROCTOR'S 
Stone A Alexia 
Carrie Ullle 
Mack A Irwin 
Tom Rutherford Co 
O'Brien A Francis 
"Water Lllltes" 
2d half 
Raymond 
Largay A Snee 
Camille Ponzlllo 
Hale Norcross Co 
Devere A Malcolm 
"Water LUlles" 
Seattle 
PANTAGES (m) 
Ethel Davis Dolls 
Jessie Hayward Co 
Blgelow Campbell ft R 
Rogers A Wiley 
Neus A Eldrld 
Saakaae 
PANTAGES (m) 
(Opens Sun Mat) 
Hanlon Broa Co 
Kltner Hayes A M 
Barto A Clark 
Kelley A Galvin 
Mortin Broa 

SprlBsjneld, 111. 
JEfrrERSOft (wva) 
Hawaiian Quartet 
Versatile Four 
Wisdom A Taylor 

2d half 
Rozella A Rozella 
Hawaiian Quartet 
Wisdom A Taylor 
Spring-field, Mass. 

PALACE (ubo) 
1st half 
Pollard 
May Day 
Hayes Trio 
Ratliff A Anthony 
"Bachelor Dinner" 
Taeoaaa 

PANTAGES (m) 
Kirksmlth 81s 
Cornell Corley Co 
Passing Revue 3 
:i Weber Sisters 
Halley A Nobel 
Toledo, O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Musical Parshleys 
Florence Tlmponi 
"Between Trains" 
Dick Ferguson 
Martini A Maxlmillian 
Silverton Girls 

SHEA'S (ubo) 
Johnson's Dogs 
Milllcent Doris 
Fred Thomas Co 
Cabaret Minstrels 
Banjophiends 
Fitzgerald A Ashton 
Red ford A Winchester 
SCARBORO PK (ubo) 
Black A White 
Toreate 
YONGE ST (loew) 
Frank Ward 
ft McKees 
Savoy A Brennan 
"Wrong or Right" 
Elliott ft Mullen 
Klass ft Bernle 
(Two to All) 

Trenton, N. J. 
TAYLOR O H (ubo) 
Grace Wasson 
Rennlngton Sis 
Schrode ft Mulvey 
C L Mattler Co 
Valentine ft Bell 

2d half 
Valle 

Gray ft Wheeler 
Mack A DeFrankle 
3 Musketeers 
Schreck ft Percival 

Troy, N. Y. 

PROCTORS 
T>a Wanna Trio 
McCabo Levey ft P 
Camille Ponzlllo 
John P Wade Co 
Cummlngs A Gladylngs 
Barrows Martin A M 

2d half 
Mullen ft Gerald 
Norrie Sisters 
Frank Gabby 
Mrs Gene Hughes Co 
Mack ft Irwin 
Mole ft Jesta 
on Page 18.) 



MOVIN G PICT URE 




15 



PRICE FOR CHAPLIN FILM 

ADVANCED THROUGH G. F. 



Essanay Scale for Comedian's Two-Reelers Considerably In- 
created When Distributed by General Film Co. G. F. 
Insists All Exhibitors Using Chaplin Film Take 

G- F. Service. 



(Daily Charge.) 
Present. Old. 

$25—1-2 weeks. $15— first 7 days. 

$20—3-4 weeks. $10— next 30 days. 

$15 — 5-6 weeks. $5 — after 30 days. 

$10—7-8 weeks. 

With the handling of the distribu- 
tion by the General Film Co. of the 
Essanay Charlie Chaplin two-reelers, 
a new scale of prices has gone into 
effect for the comedy films. The daily 
charge under the G. F. as against the 

former prices for the Essanay Chap- 
lin two-reelers before the G. F. ac- 
quired the sole circulation of them is 
shown above. 

The General Film, from accounts, is 
proceeding cautiously in its attempt to 
force exhibitors to partake of the G. F. 
service if a Chaplin film is also wanted. 
When an application is made, accord- 
ing to report, for a Chaplin film by an 
exhibitor who has not been using G. F. 
service, and who does not particularly 
care to do so, the exhibitor is informed 
at the G. F. office that, while His order 
will be filled, it must abide its time, 
as the G. F. regular exhibitors will first 
be served. With this explanation the 
exhibitor who does not signify a will- 
ingness to use other G. F. service can 
secure no specific date for a Chaplin 
picture, with the very huge probability, 
lamely disguised by the excuse, that 
other picture exhibitors in his neigh- 
borhood will have the very Chaplin he 
has ordered a long time in advance of 
the date it will be given to him. 

The impression is that the General 
Film is chary of making any definite 
statement that may be passed on to 
the Government, which now has an in- 
vestigation under way to determine 
whether the Motion Picture Patents 
Company is a "Trust" under the Sher- 
man Act. The General Film Co. is the 
rental branch of the M. P. P. Co. 

It is also said that the G. F. is fear- 
ful lest its attempt to stifle and con- 
trol the exhibiting trade will result in 
an organized protest by exhibitors in 
general to the Government, before the 
"Trust" decision, shortly expected, is 
handed down. 

The G. F. has set no limit of service 
in connection with the Chaplins. The 
cheapest service the G. F. supplies is 
$25 weekly. This would be an expense 
to picture houses accepting it, if they 
did not run the daily release films it 
furnishes. Picture theatres playing fea- 
ture films only (but which must use a 
Chaplin through the demand and com- 
petition) and vaudeville theatres would 
be the ones mostly having to suffer the 
added expense of shnwm? the G. F. 
Chaplins. 

The Greater New York Film Rental 
Exchange, the William Fo> Agency 



concern (against which the G. F.'s 
Chaplin order is believed to be mostly 
directed), is said to have notified 
Essanay last week it expected a supply 
of Chaplin film, under its agreement 
with the M. P. P. Co. Up to the early 
part of this week it was reported the 
Fox exchange had received no reply 
and was deciding upon what procedure 
to take to enforce shipment of Chap- 
lins to it direct, as Fox did in the mat- 
ter of Pathe, after Pathe left the Pat- 
ents Co. 

Word came to town Wednesday that 
Chaplin had gotten himself into an 
entanglement as the result of his gen- 
erosity in granting the rights for the 
public marketing of the Chaplin 
statuettes and that with any number 
of companies putting out Chaplin 
"copyrights" the rights for the privi- 
lege are expected to result in a fight 
that will land all into court, Chaplin 
included. 

Chaplin is said to have given one 
friend the right to reproduce him as a 
statuette and is then said to have 
granted a similar privilege to another 
man some weeks later. Other men, 
without permission or privilege, have 
gotten out a Chaplin figure, making 
some slight change in the mold from 
the ones first out and marketing them 
accordingly. 

The entire United States within the 
past two months have been deluged 
with Chaplin statuettes of all sizes and 
hues, their sale prices ranging from 
five cents to a dollar. 



1,500 DAYS FOR PICTURES. 

The Globe Feature Booking Office 
the result of the former U. B. O. Pic- 
ture Department, has just been organ- 
ized and will be in a position in about 
a week to lay out a guaranteed route 
of 1,500 days for feature pictures. The 
company will have 28 branch offices 
throughout the country and each will 
be allotted a certain number of days 
which they will have to fill, being 
charged accordingly. 

The various offices will have to play 
the allotted time within a period of 
nine months. The Globe will contract 
to play a feature 1,500 days within nine 
months on 24 copies. The features will 
range in price from $5 to $100 a day, ac- 
cording to their strength. 



DONLIN'S FILM COMING. 

"Love and the Pennant," the film 
scenario selected to star Mike Donlin, 
has been completed, and work on the 
feature will begin as soon as a cast is 
selected. The scenario was rewritten 
by Bob Goodwin after a half dozen 
other writers had experienced with the 
idea. 



KALEM AND EDISON TOGETHER? 

The indications abroad are that 
Kalem and Edison have raised in arms 
against the V. L. S. E. f the latter the 
feature film exchange of the four prom- 
inent makers linked with the Motion 
Picture Co. They are Vitagraph, 
Lubin, Selig and Essanay. Kalem and 
Edison are also members of the M. P. 
P. Co. 

The nature of the strife between the 
M. P. P.'s opposing daily release 
makers of feature films is to be shown, 
according to report, in the manner in 
which Kalem and Edison will circulate 
their features. These are to go direct 
to the exhibitor upon the General Film 
Co. service, it is said, while the V. L. 
S. E. manufacturers release their fea- 
tures through their own exchange. 

Each of the six makers involved 
however continue to have the G. F. 
serve their daily release product. 

The first feature to be sent out 
against the V. L. S. E. is said to be 
"Midnight at Maxim's," a Kalem four- 
reeler, shown privately Tuesday. 

Reports vary on the whys and where- 
fores of the split among the M. P. 
manufacturers on the policy of feature 
film distribution. The men in the four- 
lettered concern are said to be inclined 
to believe the decision in the Govern- 
ment's action against the M. P. P. Co. 
on the "trust" investigation will be 
adverse to the company. Likewise, ac- 
cording to report, they believe it be- 
hooved them to protect their future 
service by an organized exchange in- 
dependent of the M. P. Co.'s rental 
branch, General Film Co. On the other 
hand Edison and Kalem are said to be 
firmly impressed they are the lungs and 
heart of the M. P. Co., also General 
Film Co., and that by virtue of their 
belief, will stick to it on all kinds of 
film, short or long. At the same time 
Edison and Kalem think they can give 
the V. L. S. E. service a sufficient dent 
that may eventually bring those four 
makers and their feature films back in- 
to the G. F. fold. 

Meanwhile the exhibitors are report- 
ed waiting for a rate cutting jangle be- 
tween the two factions that will re- 
dound to the exhibitors' benefit. 



SERIAL IN DANGER. 

The Mutual serial, "The Diamond 
from the Sky," made by the North 
American, has stood in danger of can- 
cellation on the Loew Circuit this 
week, according to report. 

The "Diamond" serial has but about 
run one-half its course. Wednesday it 
was said the Loew people had decided 
to drop it, but at the Loew office it 
was stated no decision had been 
reached. 

Other picture concerns, however, had 
heard the same rumors. The Universal 
is said to have made an immediate 
proposal to place its new serial, "The 
Broken Coin" in the Loew houses, and 
it was under consideration. 



Disappointed Girl Tries Poison. 

Los Angeles, June 16. 
Caroline Carman, a film actress, took 
poison and is in a serious condition 
in a local hospital. The girl's reason 
for attempting suicide was that she 
could not become a film star. 



BIG FILM CONCERN'S CHANGE. 

An important change is impending in 
a large film concern, with headquarters 
in New York. The change is in con- 
templation at the present moment, 
from reports, and will be a drastic 
switch in management, when it arrives. 

The film men now in control of the 
organization will be superseded, ac- 
cording to the story, by other execu- 
tives designated, by the monied in- 
terests behind the concern. These 
monied interests will direct the future 
operations of the film concern, at well, 
the financial men having about decided 
that such a move is imperative. 

The same group of wealthy men re- 
cently came to the aid of the concern, 
which was making a big splash at the 
time with a very small, amount of cash 
on hand, depending almost entirely 
upon appearances to realize from stock 
sold, although the then heads of the 
firm were spreading stories of enorm- 
ous business done and profits made. It 
was reported in the trade about this 
time the concern was doing a large 
business, but that its disbursements ex- 
ceeded the weekly receipts. Of late 
the concern, while having a run of fair 
features for a while, has dropped off 
almost entirely with meritorious film, 
and a great deal of its business has 
been taken away by other firms. 

That the move has been foreseen by 
the present executives of the film con- 
cern interested is forecasted, according 
to the picture men aware of the status 
of the company, by these executives 
apparently preparing to leave the con- 
cern, and attempting to smooth the 
way through preliminary announce- 
ments. 

The monied men behind the concern 
mentioned in the stories of the change 
are quite well versed in the show busi- 
ness, having been doing little of recent 
years excepting to invest money in it. 



MANY UNATTACHED DIRECTORS. 

There are more picture directors "at 
liberty" in New York today than there 
has been in a long, long time. New 
policies at several studios followed by 
a line of retrenchment by some of the 
oldest film makers has resulted in the 
releasing of a raft of celluloid direc- 
tors. 

As soon as a half dozen or more 
"independent features" have been fin- 
ished within a few weeks there will 
be a further augmentation of the di- 
rectors of films disengaged and look- 
ing for new berths. 



McINTOSH AFTER "NATION." 

Negotiations are under way between 
D. W. Griffith and Chris Brown, the 
latter representing the Hugh Mcin- 
tosh interests, for the Australian rights 
to "The Birth of a Nation" film. If 
the plans go through, Mcintosh will 
play the spectacular film in his larger 
houses at a $2.00 admission scale, which 
will set a record for Australia. 

Mcintosh has played "Cabiria" 
throughout his Australian circuit, and 
the success of that picture at an in- 
creased admission suggested the pros- 
pective engagement of the Griffith film. 

If rou don't •dv.rtU. In VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 



16 



MOVING PICTURES 




FILM FLASHES 



Florence Hackott Is with the Pyramid. 

Pedro De Cordova Is with Lasky. 

Sellg hob opened un office In London. E. 
M. MoiUuku 1m in charge. 



Wedding bells may shortly ring for two of 
the American-Mutual favorites. 



Danny Dagnell has been engaged to direct 
several comedy pictures for a new concern. 



Kddie Dillon's bungalow caught fire on the 
Coast and most of his belongings were lost. 



Ilcrtrnm Brachcn is again directing Halboa 
productlonH with Jackie Saunders. 



"Damp Fools" in a farce comedy subject 
the Robert Daly Joker people are making. 

Children's nhows Saturday mornings have 
been started in Hoboken. 



There Is but ono company of the Famous 
Players now working at the California studios. 



Little Iiliss Milford Is taking part In the 
Edwin Anlen Pathe feature, "The Beloved 
Vugubond." 



Paul Powell has been assigned the direc- 
tion for tho three-part feature, "The Wolf 
Man" by Chester B. Clapp. 

Chester Wlthey and Edward Dillon are col- 
laborating upon a number of comedy film 
productions. 

In "Children of the Sea" Francella Bllllng- 
ton plays a dual role. Duke Hayward was 
the director. 



Truly Shattuck at the Nymph studios on 
the Coast Is to uppear with Bessie Barrlscale 
in "Tho Painted Soul." 



"Credit Lorraine," tho play by Lawrence 
Murston, Is to bo made Into a picture this 
summer. 



Harry Carey is with the Oscar A. C. Lund 
forces of the IT on the Coast. He will appear 
in a four-reeler, "Just Jim." 



Hazel Buckham, after a long Illness, has 
resumed her camera work on the Coast. 



Alan Dwan has been engaged by Fox to 
engage In directing a new feature for that 
concern. 



Samuel Goldfish, of Lasky, was expected to 
return to New York yesterday, from his Coast 
trip. 



Selig has selected an all-star cast for their 
production of "The House of a Thousand 
Candles. 



Mnrjorle and Bernlce Bllnn, Los Angeles 
society girls, make their screen debut In the 
new Morosco- Uos worth production, "Kilmeny." 

Mile. Vera Dorla, the European lyric so* 
prano, has been engaged to appear in a fea- 
ture film by Morosco Bosworth. 



Juno 12 was Beauty Day at Universal City, 
in honor of the American girls chosen In 
the Universal contest for America's most 
beautiful girls. 



"Neal of tho Navy," the new Pathe serial, 
has been written by William Hamilton Os- 
borne. 



Alfred G. Robyn will be the organist at the 
Kialto, New York, when that house opens 
with pictures. 

.lack Pratt Is directing "The Fighting 
Change" by Robert Chambers. 



The Vltagraph forces were diminished by 
20 people after last Saturday. Of this group 
two were directors. 



The scenario for "The Ix>ve of Caleb Car- 
stcr," by Margaret I. McDonald, was purchased 
Tuesday by the Empress Co. 



The Banner Film Co., releasing through the 
Associated Service, has Leroy P. Swayne, 
formerly in vaudeville, as its director. 

Fred Hornby, the late John Bunny's director 
nt the Vita, is directing the new producing 
company on the National Film's payroll. 

Blanche Sweet Is tho feminine lead in "The 
Secret Orchard" which Lasky is making on 
tho Coast. 



Joe King, formerly with the Gold S rt al, Is 
now a principal with one of the Sellg stock 
companies. 

Julia Dean will very likely be entrusted 
with the lead In the Him feature, "The Prim- 
rose Path." by Bayard Veillcr, which tho U 
has accepted. 



"The Painted Soul" will be the next feature 
in which Bessie Harrlscale will be starred. 
It's an underworld Btory by C. Gardner Sul- 
livan. • skiti 



The finishing touches have been made to 
"The Man From Oregon" (five reel) with 
Howard Hickman and Clara Williams as prin- 
cipals. 

Charles West, the former Biograph leading 
man, makes his first appearance in a Mutual 
feature In "The Woman From Warren" which 
Ted Browning directed. 



The second production of the Gotham Film 
Co., which Is to be "A Trade Secret," has been 
dramatized from the story of the same name 
by Alfred M. Poto. 

Francis J. Grandon, who directed several 
features, has overworked and his physicians 
have advised a long rest. Grandon is now 
on his way overland from the Coast In an 
auto. 



J. Warren Kerrigan expects to be back in 
the movie harness within the near future, 
the young star-director showing noticeable 
improvement in the Los Angeles hospital 
where he has been confined. 



Raymond Wells, considered an adept with 
the foils, has every chance to show his skill 
in the "Old Heidelberg" feature which has 
Wallace Reed as one of the principals. 



The feature of "The Burglar and the Lady," 
which was made with James J. Corbett and 
Claire Whitney bb the stars is to receive a 
new lease on exhibition life, having passed 
into new hands. 



Dustin Farnura Is next to be featured in 
"The Iron 8traln," a story of New York and 
the Northwest, which will be directed by 
Reginald Baker. 



The next Jilg picture Phillips Smalley and 
wife, Lois Weber, will make is entitled 
"Jewel," an adaptation of Clare Louise Burn- 
ham's Christian Science story. It will be a 
Hve-reeler. 



There's talk that the Reel Photo Play Co. 

will have Richard Bennett camera enact the 

lead In "The 'Man With Nerve" which re- 
cently ran In Munsey's Magazine. 



Bobby Matthews, vaudevllllan. Is figuring 
on entering the pictures and doing a dope 
series. Matthews Is writing the scenario com- 
edy script. 

Phil Mindil has severed his connections with 
the Lady MacKenzle Big Game pictures and 
has been succeeded by Mr. Simmons, formerly 
with the Universal forces. 



Ann Murdock is holding herself In call for 
the starting of work upon the Metro feature 
of "A Royal Family" in which Bhe is to be 
starred. Miss Murdock Is under contract for 
another year under the Charles Frohman 
banner. 

William Lowrey, Daisy Robinson, Violet 
Wilkoy, Elmo Lincoln and George Walsh 
handle the principal roles in the two-part 
subject. "A Bad Man and Others," wbkn 
has some striking deBert scenes. FranclB A. 
Powers did the directing. 



Valeska Suratt's film feature will be en- 
titled "The Soul of Broadway.' Herbert 
Brenon wrote It. He's also staging it for 
Fox. 



William J. Kelly, after bumping his knee- 
cap hard at the Lambs' Gambol, has been 
working in pictures despite the advice of a 
surgeon who sewed up the wound. 

Frederic de Belleville, engaged for the road 

tour of "The Garden of Allah," has been 
signed for picture work this summer. 



The Empress Co. la putting the finishing 
touches to "In Leash," with the principal 
roles played by Marian Swayne, Joseph Lev- 
ering and Flavla Arcaro. 

Joe Conoly Is now general manager and di- 
recting head of the Broadway Film Company, 
which has finished a three-part feature, "The 
Vow," with Marlon Leonard as the principal 
player. 



"The Whistling Man." Maximllllan Foster's 
novel, Is being photoplayed by the Ed. Lin- 
coln Players. 

While at San Rafael, Cal., last woek Bea- 
trice Mlchelena was thrown from her horse 
and rendered unconscious, narrowly escaping 
serious injury. The accident occurred while 
the California Motion Picture Players were 
making one of the final scenes in "Phyllis of 
the Sierra*." 



The idea of giving children's picture shows 
In Louisville, which caused considerable local 
discussion, has been settled by special show- 
ings of pictures suitable for children at 
Keith's, there, Saturday mornings. It was 
brought about through the efforts of Mrs. 
Frederick Levy, who has been active in this 
work. 



RELEASED NEXT WEEK (Jane 21 to Jane 26, nt) 



MANUFACTURERS INDICATED 



GENERAL 

Vitagrash V 

Biograph B 

Kalem K 

Lubin L 

Pathe Pthe 

Selig S 

Edison E 

Essanay S-A 

KJeine Kl 

Melies Mel 

Ambrosto Amb 

Columbus Col 

Mtna Mi 

Knickerbocker. .Kkbr 



UNIVERSAL 

Imp I 

Bison B101 

Nestor N 

Powers P 

Eclair Eclr 

Rex Ex 

Frontier Prat 

Victor Vie 

Gold Seal GS 

Joker T 

Universal Ike....U I 

Sterling Ster 

Big U B U 

L-K. O. 



Laemmle 



LK O 
Ue 



BY ABBREVIATIONS. VIZ.t 
MUTUAL 



American A 

Keystone Key 

Reliance Eel 

Majestic Mai 

Thanhouscr T 

Kay-Bee KB 

Domino Dom 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komic Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

Lion La 

Hepworth H 

Fafstaff F 



UNITED 



Gaumont Gau 

Superba Sup 

Empress Emp 

St. Louis St L 

Lariat Lar 

Humanology H 

Luna Luna 

Grandin Grand 

Ramo- Ramo 

Ideal Ideal 

Starlight Star 

Regent Reg 

Miner Bros 101.. M B 

Premier Prem 

Cameo Cam 

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The subject is in one reel of about 1,000 feet unless otherwise noted. 



JUNE 21— MONDAY. 

MUTUAL— Peggy Lynn. Burglar, 2-reel dr, 
A ; Keystone title not announced ; The Choir 
Boys, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL — The Condemning Circumstance, 
dr, B ; The Missing Man, 2-reel dr, K ; The 
Fortunes of Mariana, 2-reel dr, and Hearst- 
Sellg News Pictorial No. 48. S; The Sacri- 
fice, dr, (12th of "The Road O' Strife" series), 
L ; The Man Who Found Out, dr, S-A ; Mr. 
Jarr and Love's Young Dream, com, V. 

UNIVERSAL— Circus Mary, 3-reel dr, Vic; 
Mlsmated, com, I. 

UNITED— When tho Call Came, 2-reel dr," 
Ideal. 



JUNE 22— TUESDAY. 

MUTUAL— Which Shall It Be, 2-reel dr, T; 
A Deal In Diamonds, com-dr, Be; The Ash 
Can. Juv-com, MaJ. 

GENERAL— In High Society, com, K; The 
Wives of Men, 2-reel dr, B ; Father Said He'd 
Fix It, and With the Help of the Ladles, 
split- reel com, L. With the Aid of the Law. 
dr. S ; Braga's Double, 2-reel dr, S-A ; Victors 
at Seven. 3-reel dr, V. 

UNIVERSAL— A Peach and a Pair, com. 
N ; "For the Honor of a Woman" (4th of 
the "Under the Crescent" Berlcs), 2-reel dr, 
G S ; A Mountain Melody, dr, Rx. 

UNITED— Tho Dime Novel Hero, com, Sup. 



JUNE 1 23— WEDNESDAY. 

MUTUAL— One Woman's Way, dr, A ; The 
Silent Witness, dr, Rel ; The Shadowgraph 
Message. 2-reel dr, Br. 

GENERAL— The Vlvlsectlonlst, 2-reel dr. 
K; The Life Line, 2-reel dr, L; The Sport 
of Circumstances, com, E ; The Onion Patch, 
dr. S ; An Intercepted Vengeance, dr, V ; The 
Fable of "The Search for Climate," com, S-A ; 
The Kick Out. 3-reel dr. Kkbr. 

UNIVERSAL— A Boob's Romance, 2-reel 
com. Lie ; A Dismantled Beauty, com, LK-O ; 
Universal Animated Weekly, No. 172, U. 

UNITED— The Stranger, 2-reel dr, Grand. 



JUNE 24— THURSDAY. 

MUTUAL— Hearts and Swords, 2-reel dr. 
Dom ; Keystone title not announced ; Mutual 
Weekly, No. 25, M. 

GENERAL — Her Convert, dr, B- The Dream 
Dance, 3-reel dr. L; Sands of Time, 3-reel 
dr, and Hearst-Scllg News Pictorial, No. 40. 
(West), and No. 50, (East), S; A Hot Finish, 
com, S-A ; What's Ours, com-dr, V ; The 
Stolen Case, com, MI. 

UNIVERSAL— Mumps, com, Vic ; Larry 
O'Nell, Gentleman, 2-reei dr, I ; Lady Baf- 
fles and Detective Duck In the 18 Carrot 
Mystery, com, P ; The Tinker of Stubbinvllle, 
dr, B U. 

UNITED — An Accidental Parson, com, 
Luna ; The Black Statue, com, Star. 

JUNE 2S^FRIDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Floating Death, 2-reel dr. 
K B ; The Motor Boat Bandits, com, Maj ; 
The Stolen Anthurlum, com, F. 

GENERAL— Honor Thy Father, 3-reel dr, 
K; Her Answer, dr. L; Fighting Blood, dr, 
B; Through the Turbulent, 4-reel dr, E; Her 
Realization, dr, S-A ; Their First Quarrel, 
com, V. 

UNIVERSAL— Conscience, 4-reel dr, I ; The 
Remedy, com, Vic. 

UNITED— When tho Tldo Turned, 2-reel 
dr, Prem. 

JUNE 26^SATURDAY. 

MUTUAL— A Bad Man and Oth rs, 2-rcel 
dr, Rel ; When the House Divided, com. R. 

GENERAL— Tho Girl Hater, com-dr. B ; In 
Danger's Path, dr, (An Episode of the "Haz- 
ards of Helen" series). K; Just Like Kids, 
com, L ; A Dignified Family, 3-reel dr, S-A ; 
The Breaks of the Game, dr. E ; The Tiger 
Club, dr. S ; The Silent W, 2-reel com, and 
When We Were Twenty-one. cartoon, V. 

UNIVERSAL— When Schultz Led the Or- 
chestra, com, J ; Learning to Be a Father, 
dr. P; The Test of a Man, 2-reel dr, B101. 

UNITED— His Wife's Past, 2-reel dr, Pyrd. 



C. Hague, In charge of the Universal offices, 
Toronto, will in the future have mil man- 
agerial charge of all the Canadian exchanges. 



Bess Jones is a western woman who is to 
open another picture house. Sho operates the 
Dreamland at Belle Fourche, S. D., and Is 
now invading Whitewood, S. D. 

■ ^ 

Felix Feist is at the head of the newly- 
formed Equitable company. There was an 
Equitable company In existence sometime ago, 
that was linked In reports with the World 
Film, but nothing has lately been heard of It. 
It was not the Feist concern, however. 



W. M. Whitney, of the Larkln Soap Co., 
Buffalo, Is going to remodel an old church 
next to the Larkln plant into a recreation 
center where the Larkln employes will be 
shown motion pictures. The building will be 
ready In November. 



Workmen are engaged In making new addi- 
tions to the Mutual studio grounds at Holly- 
wood, Cal. The factory superintendent, Jo- 
seph Aller and William G. Bltzer, chief clne- 
matographer, have given the proposed addi- 
tions their closest attention. There are now 
15 directors working on the Mutual films, em- 
bracing everything from the one reelers to 
the multlple-reelers. The capacity of the 
plant is 200,000 feet of film each week. The 
work on tho Kineraacolor studio at Flush- 
ing, L. I., is receiving its finishing touches 
and when completed will afford the studio 
directors every opportunity to stage any kind 
of interiors. 



The United Film Service announces some 
new plans for the summer. Joseph J. Franz, 
former director, Premier Company, Santa 
Paula, Cal., after an absence of some time, 
Is back at the studio and directing new two- 
reelers. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Garcia are 
late acquisitions to the acting company. Presi- 
dent Arthur Smallwood, of the Smallwood 
Corporation, has obtained new studios for the 
Pyramid (Edwin August, director) at Ridge- 
wood Park, N. J. The stage is large enough 
to hold four complete settings at one time. 
The Lariat will change Its western two-part 
dramas only and will add Biblical and poet- 
ical photo- pieces to Its make. Gertrude Bond- 
hill Is a late joiner. The Superba Is going to 
put on a new force of photoplayers for its 
comedy makes. Edith Thornton will continue 
to play leads. 

COAST PICTURE NEWS. 

By GUV PRICB. 

Lenore Ulrlch has returned east. 



Cyril Maude likes the picture thing on the 
Coast 



Ruth St. Denis may be persuaded to go into 
films. 



J. P. McGowan is directing for Lasky. 



Dorothy Dalton has appeared In her first 
picture. 



Jerome Storm and wife have moved into a 
bungalow. "This is the life," say both. 



Lewis J. Cody has completed his contract 
with the N. Y. M. P. 



John Drew saw the picture studios at Los 
Angeles last week — and he didn't even sign a 
five-figure contract. Marvelous ! 



Frances Ring is here with her sister, 
Blanche. Both may decide later to go into 
pictures. 



Mudgo Maltland, who closed her vaudeville 
tour last week, is here visiting the picture 
plants. She will remain a month. 

Maurice Homer, tho musician, Is trying to 
land a film contract. He has forsaken the 
stage Indefinitely. 

» 

Tho film companies are cutting down forces. 



David Horsley has completed his wild ani- 
mal plant. 

Many Los Angeles cabaret people aro going 
Into the screen business. 



Frederick Palmer Is now regular press rep- 
resentative for Keystone. 



Bert Grasby (on the stage he spelled his 
namo Bertram Grassby) Is with Sellg. 



Pat Powers and other Universal officials 
went to San Bernardino last week to escort 
tho beauty contestants Into Los Angeles. 



Mary Plckford will return cast In about six 
weeks. 



Raymond Hitchcock will end his engage- 
ment at Keystone about the end of the month. 



Two Eight-Reelers on Broadway. 

William Fox lias two eight-reel fea- 
ture films ready to he shown upon 
Broadway, when theatres on that thor- 
oughfare, during the summer, are avail- 
able. 

The films are "The Two Orphans" 
with Theda Bara (directed by Herbert 
Brenon). and "The Bondman" with 
William Farnum. 



FILM 



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17 



, THE ARAB. 

to bring it considerably up and over She If - 
erage modern feature release, one beiM the 
?2^2i l i on WJ flDe exterlor views wd the g otner 
m.n«r Ple H n( J ld n ma J ,ller ln whlch ">« major and 
Z«£ 2? tall8 „ havo been handled. To the 
latter, the producer owes much for the suc- 

?h!L°n, the Jrt for " Tne Arab" I. one of 
Sm M P J ays , that require all the appropriate 
cuSE? P iTtll ^T to W> ri * nt and P eape- 
SJtLn- k tbe J*. ? 10 Presentation, must the 
details be handled with infinite care. The 

P .l?« e ba 4 8 ?u flne thwne for a camera adapta- 
tion and the Lasky director has taken ad- 
nnnot 86 ?f eve ry, opportunity to send home a 

P Tho Ar°K° e . ,lt » t L e tr J c l5 tnat Btand « out in 
The Arab Is the shadow scene, showing a 
line of natives on march, the film catching 
their shadows only as they filed by the ma- 
chine. The entry into the palace at the 
nnale was another excellent section, the band 
of Arabs riding right into tbe structure with- 
out dismounting. The cast, headed by Edgar 
Selwyn, contributed some great character 
acting in this effort, Horace D. Carpenter in 
the role of Sheik of El Khryssa, offering a 
make-up that stood out conspicuously in the 
line. Selwyn, of course, playing a familiar 
part^held up the principal list with little 
or no\ trouble, Theodore Roberts playing op- 
posite in a heavy part. Gertrude Robinson 
monopolized the female section being the only 
girl in the cast. Miss Robinson hardly meas- 
ured up to expectations, tne type being a 
trifle off for the role contained. However, 
this is practically a "stag" piece and the 
girl s shortcomings were easily overlooked. 
The story tells of the Arab turning Christian 
a J d Preventing a cleverly planned massacre 
of Christians by the Turks. He falls ln love 
with the young woman and later rescues her 
from the Turkish Governor. The desert scenes 
and those depleting the Oriental village have 
been well attended to ln detail, the former 
of course being natural views while the lat- 
ter was built to order. The Turkish customs 
add great coloring to the picture, the direc- 
tor apparently being well posted on such af- 
fairs. Irvln Cobb, the celebrated journalist, 
took a small part In the reel, showing only 
for a brief moment at the beginning. "The 
Arab" surpasses many of the previous Lasky 
releases and will set a mark for the others 
to aim at for some time. It's a sure thing 
wherever played. Wynn. 

MADCAP BETTY. 

''Betty" Elsie Janis 

Jim Denning. Owen Moore 

June Hastings, Betty's Cousin, Juanlta Hanson 
Mr. Hastings, her uncle. . .Herbert Standing 

Mrs. Hastings, Her aunt Vera Lewis 

The Boarder Harry Ham 

Malzle Follette Roberta Hickman 

Bosworth made this picture some time ago. 
It was scheduled for release on the Para- 
mount Program May 17, the name originally 
being "Betty in Search of a Thrill." The 
picture has been released throughout the 
country but the first New York exhibition oc- 
curred this week at the Broadway. The first 
metropolitan showing was scheduled for the 
Strand but an outside picture was slipped In 
Instead. "Madcap Betty" is in five reels 
starring Elsie Janis, directed by Philip 
Smalley. It relies entirely too much upon 
the star. No matter how clever she should 
have been supported by a real story. The 
plot was written by Miss Janis and tells of 
the adventures of a young convent bred girl, 
who, upon getting away from religious sur- 
roundings, wants to see the world. The peo- 
ple around her try and keep things very se- 
date ln order that Betty will not be shocked. 
Betty falls asleep and has a marvelous dream 
which makes the story. She runs away from 
home and secures a position In a department 
store but finds she does not like that work 
and Is dismissed, then securing a position 
In a show through a chorus girl friend. Betty 
has trouble with the stage manager and Is 
dismissed. A cabaret Is the next. Engaged 
as a singer she Is Insulted by an Intoxicated 
roan but her sweetheart Jim Denning (Owen 
Moore), who happens to be ln the place, res- 
cues her. She then dons boy's clothing and 
figures in a few wild escapades. When awak- 
ening, she tells Jim she will marry him im- 
mediately. Miss Janis Is most vivacious 
on the screen. This is her second film pro- 
duction and she seemed to be effervescing 
with spirit. The picture is like putting Elsie 
Janis on a stage for an hour and a half and 
telling her to do everything she can, except- 
ing to sing and impersonate. Mr. Moore Is a 
well groomed leading man and does some 
likeable work. Herbert Standing aB the old 
sport undo has few opportunities but handles 
his role In clever style. Junita Hanson, a 
good looking blond, and Roberta Hlchman, 
of the same type, were seen but at Infrequent 
intervals. Vera Lewis and Harry Ham fig- 
ured inconspicuously. Too much has been left 
to Miss Janis in this picture. However It Is 
an amusing five rceler, with a star who is 
untiring. 

WORMWOOD. 

Gaston Beauvals John Salnpolls 

Pauline DeChamllles Ethel Kauffman 

Sllvlon Guldel , Charles Arthur 

Mons. Beauvals Edgar Davenport 

Cure Vaudron Steven Orattan 

Andre Gassonox Philip Hahn 

Helolse St. Cyr Lillian Dllworth 

Comte DeChamllles Frank DeVernon 

Coratesso DeChamllles Bertha Burndage 

Margot Caroline Harris 

Marshall Farnum deserves unstinted credit 
for having turned out an exceedingly thrilling 
pictorial visualization of Marie Corelll's 
tamed novel "Wormwood" for Fox. K Is a 
flvo-reel production that is most capa ly acted 
from beginning to end with a cast that might 
be termed absolutely flawless. The Corolll 
masterpiece needs no retelling for the tal* 



has been read by almost every one. The film 
version tells the story most consistently with 
the exception of the last reel where a scene 
Is shown which Is supposedly a review of 
what has passed In the mind of the absinthe 
fiend during his last moments of life. This 
Is evidently not clear and It detracts consid- 
erable from the Initial punches the film de- 
livered. John Salnpolls as the absinthe fiend 
gave a truly remarkable performance. Ethel 
Kauffman gave another performance of merit. 
She is but eighteen and has a future in dra- 
matic roles before the camera. Lillian Dll- 
worth also proved herself worthy of being 
included in what Is almost an all star pic- 
ture cast. As to the production, the exteriors 
were taken principally in New Orleans and 
they are exceedingly well done. The Interiors 
were taken at the Pathe studio and were 
exceptionally well done. "Wormwood" is a 
feature that will not only attract first day's 
business but should bring second day trade. 

Fred. 



MY BEST GIRL 

The musical comedy. "My Best Girl," has 
been adapted Into a five-feel feature by Rolfe 
and it makes a very acceptable comedy drama 
for the screen. It contains the elements of 
an interesting story and it brings a good many 
laughs. Furthermore the feature Is capably 
acted by the company which Is headed by 
Max Flgiuan and Lois Meredith as the stars. 
The flrbt half of the picture which shows the 
college life and unfolds the beginning of a 
pretty romance between Dickey Vanderfleet 
(Max Figman), who is a senior at college and 
the daughter of an aged chemist. The girl 
Is played by Lois Meredith. Dickey Is ex- 
pelled from college because a woman Is found 
in his room. The girl was a sweetheart of a 
student who held an adjoining room and who 
to escape detection placed the girl ln Dick's 
room. Dick Is engaged to the chemist's daugh- 
ter, but when she hears of the escapade she 
calls It all off. Dick returns to his home 
and Is about to sail for Europe when at a 
farewell party he comes to blows with a sol- 
dier ln a cafe and striking him on the head 
with a bottle almost kills him. In trying to 
escape the police he changes places with his 
chauffeur, who is a deserter from the army. 
The police looking for Vanderfleet learn from 
him that he Is the chauffeur and when he tells 
his name he Is arrested as the deserter. At 
the post he Is sent to he discovers the girl of 
his heart, but she ignores him. He also dis- 
covers the brother of the girl who was dis- 
covered ln his room with the result that he 
sends for her and she squares things, with the 
result of the usual happy ending. The pro- 
duction which Is largely outdoor scenes is 
very effective. The direction Is adequate at 
all times, the army post scenes being especially 
well handled. Max Flgman's playing at all 
times was all that could be asked. "My best 
Girl" Is a very entertaining feature and one 
that should attract audiences. Fred. 

MIDNIGHTAT MAXIM'S. 

A Kalem four-reeler that has only Its length 
to base any claim that It is a feature film. 
It Is to be released on the regular General 
Film Co. service, but Kalem will have to do 
much better, ever so much so, to keep ex- 
hibitors from complaining that It Is turning 
out a single reel ln feature aire. Even as a 
single reeler, "Midnight at Maxim's" would 
be mild. The title of course Is excellent, any- 
where where it is known that Maxim's Is a 
restaurant playing a revue and cabaret. A 
snappy picture might be expected under the 
name, but It's not there. The entire four 
reels are employed to exhibit restaurant re- 
vues and dancing couples. One scene has a 
bit of a revue, and a close-up of three men 
seated at a table follows, this constituting 
whatever action Is there, and It Is repeated 
In the same Idea about 60 times during the 
running. An early slide said the cabaret 
people were taken from Maxim's, Bustanoby's 
and Rector's revues. Even so ! A story 
threads through, of Mr. Shye, a bashful young 
man, making advances to a cabaret performer, 
finally meeting her and then her . husband, 
with plenty of "John stuff" mixed ln. Tbe 
dancing was done tn a curtain-enclosed set, 
without a sign of a lestaurant, and the res- 
taurant scenes themselves made the produc- 
tion cheap looking enough. The large number 
of girls must have been mostly drawn from 
the Kalem extras. George L. Sergeant Is 
mentioned as the director of the film. It was 
Bhown privately Tuesday morning with cards 
handed out for views to be expressed on them. 
Eut few were turned back. Most of those 
there were exhibitors. They might have pre- 
ferred to remain silent, but It would likely 
have done the Kalem people a world of good 
to And out what they really thought of this 
mess. In any town of small population and 
far enough removed from New York to have 
Maxim's conjured up as a horrible example of 
New York after dark, this picture might excite 
some comment, but In that case the village 
would be too puritanical to stand for the ex- 
hibition, so Kalem Is up against It either 
way. These daily release manufacturers 
should commence to take this feature film 
proposition properly, either doing It well or 
not at all, for they but Injure their own 
names. Another recent example was Sellg's 
"Light O* Love" In three reels. Awful! Here 
are the oldest makers ln tbe trade, 'old "Asso- 
ciation" manufacturers, standing still In fea- 
tures, allowing newcomers to literally beat 
their heads off at their own game. There U 
no vlBlble reason why an independent maker 
should organize for better screen results ln 
multiples than tho dally release films, but 
they do. There's a big fault, if nothing else, 
somewhere around when this kind of a fea- 
ture can bo turned out and allowed to pass. 
On ipon a time the manufacturers when 
ti v knew they had a bad boy put It back on 
'■■■ si elf. Now everything goes, probably 

he theory it will be forgotten to-morrow, 



and the trade must take It anyway, but fea- 
tures will do as much to Injure the name of 
a standard maker and as quickly aa the dally 
releases did to build them up. The old line 
concerns perfected themselves In photography 
and then let the newcomers get the best of 
everything else. Maybe they think the public 
Is going back to dally releases. Maybe it Is. 
but meanwhile the dally release men had bet- 
ter watch themselves, for now they are among 
the also rans of the feature manufacturers. 

FINE FEATHERS. 

Janet Beecher Is the featured legitimate 
player in the film version of Eugene Walter's 
play, "Fine Feathers," one of the World Film's 
latest releases. Miss Beecher Is a clever 
actress but her work ln the picture was handi- 
capped through her unfamfilarlty with cam- 
era "poses." With more experience she should 
have no trouble ln becoming one of our best 
film actresses. "Fine Feathers" has long cap- 
tious and too many Interior scenes, with repe- 
tition of home views that have a tendency to 
drag out the picture. Tbe action doesn't 
reach any great heights until almost the 
closing period when the bursting of the Pecqs 
dam Is effectively shown with a flood scene 
following that was very realistic. It may 
have been pictures of the Ohio flood but they 
answered the purpose admirably. The really 
big acene also comes at the last when the 
leads have a fight with the young chemist 
wounded and a pursuit by the officers for the 
man who did It, this same man committing 
suicide before the police battered the door 
down. For an Interminably long time It seems 
one sees, first an Interior of the Reynolds 
workshop, then the Reynolds' home (first 
when comparatively poor and later when they 
have struck It rich) and the office of John 
Brand and then his (Brand's) home; back 
and forth these scenes go until they have 
the eyelids batty. The action drags until the 
Reynolds spend a night at Murraya and then 
later until the flood and fight take place. The 
photography for the most part was excellent. 
The director followed the script pretty closely 
and for that reason did not take advantage 
of some Inserted scenes that would have 

Julckened the tempo. As It stands "Fine 
eathers" gave Mlas Beecher an opportunity 
to study her first camera work. In the next 
feature one can expect a whole lot from her 
or else be reasonably disappointed. The role 
of the reporter was not convincing and David 
Powell as Bob Reynolds, the young chemist, 
whose report brought his wife flne feathers 
but almost wrecked their married life, was 
harsh and at times mawkish and discordant. 
Lyster Chambers made a pretty slick villain. 
The settings could have been Improved upon 
ln many ways and a gsneral deduction Is that 
the feature Is not up to the mark anticipated. 
There Is a good moral to the feature and that 
Is one advantage ln the sections where wives 
will spend the money Intended for the grocer 
and butcher for hats and clothes. To all ap- 
pearances the director tried hard enough to 
make the picture round out Into a big dra- 
matic punch, but at that there appears to be 
something missing. Perhaps It waa action In 
the first periods. It does not require 4,000 
feet of film to put over a moral. Other firms 
are putting 'em over In 1,000 and not losing 
any beauty sleep. Mark. 

WITHIN THE GATES. 

Any question that takes religion as Its 
theme whether on the screen or stage Is 
bound to get "the bird" sooner or later and 
this Is exactly what may be said of the four- 
reel feature entitled "Within the Gates." 
which Rembrandt has prepared for release. 
The picture was made abroad and Judging 
from the types In the film It Is the output of 
either a German or Danish manufacturer. 
The scenario plot deals with the attempt or 
a priest to win the love of a girl who Is 
engaged to a chum. The priest knows that 
the father of the youth who Is engaged to 
the girl Is very HI. He persuades the father 
to will his fortune to the church and order 
his boy to adopt It aa a career. This seem- 
ingly would leave the way open for the 
schemer who desires the girl. The boy obeys 
his father's wishes and the girl suffers a 
collapse. Later her relatives In the hope of 
effecting a cure take her to a sacred spring 
where during the course or the services she 
recognises her former lover ln the robes of 
office. It Is the sight of h|m that really per- 
forms the miracle and having learned where 
he Is the girl decides to Invade tbe convent 
to speak to him. In the meantime the per- 
fidy of tbe scheming priest Is discovered and 
he Is banished from the church with a curse. 
The picture Is but fairly well acted and like- 
wise might be said of the production. The 
copy that was shown seemed to bear signs 
of duping. It Is a picture that will only do 
for the very cheap houses and then only ln 
certain neighborhoods. Fred. 



THE WILD OLIVE. 

Miriam Strange Myrtle Stedman 

Norrle Ford Forrest Stanley 

Evle Wayne Mary Ruby 

Judge Wayne Charles Marrtot 

Charies Conquest Edmund Lowe 

The latest production of Morosco In five 
ree.s, the press witnessing It privately Wed* 
nesday morning. The picture Is adapted from 
tbe novel of the same name by Basil King. 
Myrtle Stedman Is starred. A college boy 
going to the lumber camp of his uncle Is 
accused of killing him after they have a 
quarrel. He Is convicted and sentenced to 
death, but escapes and with the aid of a girl 
who Calls herself "The Wild Olive" (the only 
name he knows her by) he leaves the coun- 
try and goes to Buenos. Aires, securing a po- 
sition with a firm there with whom the girl 
had told him to become connected. She 
planned the trip and gave him the money 
to make It. He Is successful in the South 



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American city and meets a young American 
glr who Is visiting relatives. The two faU 
In ove. although the boy bad vowed he would 
make "The Wild Olive" his' wSfe The girl 
he falls In love with is a step-sister of 
Olive, but this Is unknown to the manV He 
tried to communicate with the other girl 
by mail. His letters were returned, he hav- 
ing no other name than "Tho Wild Olive" 
for the address. The American girl goes 
back to New York. A short time later the 
man gets word he Is to become the manager 
of the New York office of his concern. He 
Ib perplexed and does not know whether he 
can go, afraid he will be recognised although 
since he has been south a heavy beard adorns 
his face. He goes to New York and at a 
dinner meets Olive with her stepfather. He 
Is engaged to the other girl, but «it Is easily 
seen with whom he Is ln love. After many 
complications he gets Olive and Is cleared of 
the murder charge. A decidedly Interesting 
feature. The opening scenes are laid In a 
lumber camp in which there 1s some good 
natural scenery. Tne olty scenes are satis- 
factory. Miss Stedman, a blonde ln real life. 
Is a decided brunet, In order to fulfill the 
Olive part. Miss Stedman's playing Is con- 
vincing. Forrest Stanley Is a capable lead- 
ing man, who delivers a punch when needed, 
in acting and pugliletlcally. Mary Ruby In 
rather prominent nart pleases, aa do Charles 
Merrlot and Edmund Lowe. A good produc- 
tion in all branches besides. 

THE PATRI0TAND THE SPY. 

"The Patriot and the Spy" is a four part 
feature which Thanhouser produced as a 
contribution to the Mutual Masterplcture list. 
The featured players are Alphonse Bthler, 
James Cruse and Marguerite Snow. The first 
, f ,? w . Period' of this film go quietly along with 
little dramatlo tension until the Thanhouser 
directors get busy with their war scenes and 
the night photography at which this oonosrn 
appears to be making a specialty of ln recent 
pictures. As a feature the picture does well 
ln spots, the closing portions doling out 
enough blood and thunder to make up for the 
first stanias. As a big, gripping war feature, 
with a story that has a r 'punch" and sub- 
climaxes of a hair raising sort "The Patriot 
and the Spy" misses ths mark. The greatest 
fault Is with the story. Quite ordinary to be 
true but doesn't make the hero do enough to 

E lease the average movie fan who has long 
•en used to seeing Jim Cruse pull down 
mountains and move heaven and earth for 
the woman he loves ln the celluloid romances. 
The advance notices said that the story hinged 
on action ln a certain Continental village far 
removed from busy centers where peasant 
folk had other things to think of than war. 
Blanohette (Miss Snow) marries Pletro (Mr. 
Cruse) much to the discomfiture of Johannes 
(Mr. Bthler), the rejected suitor who turns 
out to be a spy. Pletro Is hurt when rescu- 
ing his eldest child from the path of a speed- 
ing auto. That prevents him from going to 
the front although Johannes departs amid 
great acclaim. To make a long story short 
tbe Spy frames up a deal whereby he per- 
suades the Patriot Pletro to attempt to blow 
up a bridge only to he easily captured by the 
Invaders as ths Incoming army ighters are 
captioned throughout the film story. Pletro 
manages to escape, he reaches home to find 
Johannes forcing his attentions on his wife. 
He and Joey do a Hackenshmldt-Ootch bout 
with Joey being plunked for the count by 
members of his own side who fired through 
sn open window. Here comes one of tne 
thinnest situations of the picture, made thin 
through the holding of tne scene and the 
supposition oarrled that Pletro with a small 
shooting Iron fired time and again at six 
or seven soldiers who were pouring lead Into 
the open window. The best part of the pic- 
ture Is several of the battle scenes and these 
keep the picture from going out with the 
tide. The story falls to tell much and Just 
what kind of a war It was was left to much 
imagination. Afarfc. 

THE GOVERNOR'S BOSS. 

The Governor William Suiter 

Mrs. Morton Pauline Hall 

The Boss Edward P. Sullivan 

Ruth Anna Logan 

Fordyce Manvllle Edward K. Koseman 

Edith Elsie Balfour 

Archie Tally Bert Tuey 

Grace Ferguson Dorothy Kingdon 

A Delegate Rev. Madison C. Peters 

Policy Seller Frank Tinney 

This five-reel feature with Its scenario based 
on the stage play of the same title which 
was a failure when produced early In the 
year, portends to show the manner In which 
ex-Governor William Bulzer was framed by 
the alleged bosses of the political party which 
put him Into office. The story Is melodra- 
matic In the extreme and all of the modern 
expose devices are brought Into play. There 
Is the dlctophonc, the dictagraph, the motion 
picture machine, etc. Tbe leading role of 
the drama Is played by tbe ex-Governor him- 
solf, and In passing It might be well to state 
that If given a chance ho might have made 
a better Governor for the Empire State than 
he will ever be a motion picture actor. Two 
other personages of more or less public prom- 
inence in the cast are the Rev. Madison C. 
Peters and Frank Tinney. The latter plays 
Just a bit in one scene while the former 
couM not'bo distinguished at all. The feature 
has been quite cheaply produced and the pho- 
tography In It wavers between very good and 
very bad. there being entire scenes that are 
completely out of focus. Rape, blackmail, 
forgery, the stuffing of the ballot box and the 
bribing of state politicians ail play a promi- 
nent part In the theme of the feature. Ac- 
cording to the story tho poor "Ex-Oov" never 
had a chance from tho ntait. There Is a 
chance for the picture In the smaller towns. 

Fred. 



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VARIETY 



THE VENGEANCE OF THE WILDS. 

w * , 1 t * r V ran<1 Charles Wheelock 

PhylliH Iirown Lorraine Otto 

Thomas Browu Charles J. LeMoyne 

John Hayden Harry T. De Vere 

The Carl Hay lMctur« Co. has released a 
five-part feature under the title of "The 
Vengeance of the Wilds." It is about the 
poorest excuse for the waste of dim that has 
ever been shown. There Is really no story, 
the production Is bad, tho acting equally so, 
and as for the wild animal side of the pic- 
ture there have been scores of single reel 
wild animal pictures that have contained more 
thrills In one icel than there are In the entire 
five of this picture. The scene is evidently 
laid In South Africa. Thos. Brown and his 
daughter, a girl of about 19, live in the wilds. 
Their nearest neighbor Is John Hayden, who 
resides with his widowed mother. The two 
young folk are engaged. Then Walter Brand, 
a combination artist and big game hunter, 
who runs a ten-cent arlmal show somewhere 
in a big city, appears on the scene. While 
hunting he is attacked by a huge lion and 
is rescued by Brown and Hayden and taken 
to the former's house to recover. He falls 
in love with the girl and she returns his af- 
fection. One night she remains out In the 
Jungle until after ten and on her return her 
father takes her In hand and according to the 
title tells her that "things ain't the same since 
that city chap came into your life." This 
also gives father a chance to tell her the 
story of her mother who eloped with a 
stranger just after the little one was born 
only to be shot down in a raid of black sav- 
ages in which the man was also killed. In 
this manner the scenario writer accounts for 
his principals being in Africa. But the Inter- 
esting part of the feature comes In the last 
reels. The girl elopes with the big game 
hunter-dime museum man and they go to a 
"big city." Here a mock marriage Is per- 
formed. The dime museum man soon tires 
of his "girl" and begins to run around. The 
girl evidently tells him that he never takes 
her out. If the producer had ever put her 
in the picture with a gown on Instead of a 
klmona, after her arrival In the big city, why 
the lover might have had an excuse to take 
her out. Finally he does manage to get her 
Into some clothes and she Is taken to a com- 
bination gambling dive and dance hall. Here 
the producer tried to give the Impression of 
something else but It failed to get over. In 
this place the girl learns the truth and runs 
off to commit suicide but fails In her attempt. 
In the meantime the chap back in the Jungles 
who lost the girl is tracking Brand. He 
runs him down at his club but only looks 
him over. Then he goes Into the dime museum 
and there Is a tremendous struggle. Hayden 
finally getting the better of It and to escape 
Brand rushes Into a lions' cage, where the ani- 
mals finish the Job the infuriated lover started. 
Just as the latter Is turning to leave the 
place the girl comes In and falls Into his 
arms. The story runs by fits and starts with 
scenes breaking in that have not the least 
bearing on the picture. As a drama It Is a 
feature that will bring a laugh In the Jitney 
houses. Fred. 



NEOLA THE SIOUX. 

San Francisco, June 10. 

(Produced by Exposition Player's Corpora- 
tion and 101 Ranch. Directed by E. E. 
Blackwell.) 

Neola, the Sioux Neola May 

Red Deer Pedro Leon 

The White Man Duke Lee 

The Old Timer Chief Eagle Bye 

The Story Teller E. E. Blackwell 

The Other Woman Mabel Cllne 

This three -reeler through merit should hold 
its place on any program and prove to be a 
novelty particularly back east where good 
scenes of the Exposition are said to be scarce. 
The picture begins with the story-teller 
seated before a window overlooking the Ex- 
position. The view recalls to his mind the 
romantic events of the preceding day which 
he accidentally played a part In. The film 
follows the trend of his thoughts, as he walks 
up the "Zone" and at the entrance of 101 
Ranch meets Eagle Eye whom he enters 
conversation with. As the ranch parade 
passes on its way into the grounds prepara- 
tory to giving a show, the Story-teller asks 
who Neola. one of the Indian girls, is. Then 
old Chief Eagle Eye tells the story which 
is thrown on the screen in picture form. Prior 
to the Exposition's opening a white man vis- 
ited the Indian reservation where he met 
Neola whom he compromises and is forced 
to marry to prevent being murdered by her 
Indian admirer. Red Deer. Neola's husband 
takes her to the city and eventually deserts 
her. He Jumps to 'Frisco. Red Deer leaves 
the reservation to go to college and study 
law ; and the Sioux tribe Is hired by the 
101 Ranch to go to the Exposition. One day 
while the show Is parading on Market street 
Red Deer, who in visiting 'Frisco, sees his 
boyhood friends in it and clambers on the 
Htage coach to go out to the snow. A little 
further up the street Neola. who is in 'Frisco 
searching for her husband, sees the parade 
and while It's passing, falls In a faint be- 
fore the stage coach Red Deer is in. The 
coach stops and Red Deer takes her 
out to the show where she rejoins her people 
and becomes a member of the 101 Ranch 
outfit. The white man later visits the Ex- 
position with the other woman and sees Ne- 
ola. He follows her to her room and a 
fight ensues. Later Red Deer swoops down 
the "Zone" on horse back and lifts the other 
woman out of the white man's automobile 
and carries her to his room where he Is about 
to have revenge when he hears Neola and the 
white man fighting in the adjoining room. 
He goes to Neola's aid and In a struggle 
scene kills the white man ; escapes the 
consequences of his deed and in the final 
Bcene of the picture Neola and Red Deer 
stand watching the sun set behind, the Golden 
Gate. Tho plcturlzed story has" plenty of 
heart Interest, many excellent scenes of the 
Kx position. Is well acted by a cast that fur- 
nlshes plenty of contrast in types and dors 
splendid acting hefore the camera. Scott. 



PALS IN BLUE. 

For a w «>sUrn drains with aetioa ass wall 
found*! story, this Bsllg three reeler is one 
of the bast released in some time. Two eow- 
boys are left strsnded In a town after the 
Wild West show with which they had been 
with, was attached by the sheriff. Their 
money la taken from them by two women and 
they are then put In Jail for not paying a 
booze bill. Out of Jail they decide to Join 
the army. They are aent to a western post. 
The commander of the post is, in love with 
the wife of one of his lieutenants, but ahe 
tries to keep away from him as she loves 
her husband. The commander In order to 
put the husband out of the way sends him 
and a small detachment to get the payroll 
and then Informs the Indians through a half 
breed that only a few soldiers are with the 
detachment and gets them to attack It with 
the hope that the lieutenant will be killed. 
The detachment fortify themselves In a barn 
when attacked and the two cowboy soldiers 
volunteer to go for help and manage to get 
through the Indians but are followed by a 
few of the red men who shoot one of the 
pals. The other Is wounded but manages to 
keep going falling off Just before getting to 
the post. His horse keeps on riderless to 
the stable and Is seen by the lieutenant's wife 
who rushes out and spreads the alarm. The 
cowboy soldier Is found and carried to the 
post and a detachment of soldiers sent to 
the rescue of their imperiled comrades. The 
cowardly captain thinks that he has a chance 
to get the lieutenant's wife and goes to her 
bouse. The captain enters the house snd the 
woman tries to keep him away from her 
and shrieks. This Is heard by the cowpuncher 
who Just manages to crawl to the place and 
seeing what Is going on, shoots the captain. 
The soldier without his pal who was shot 
lives the rest of his life In a greatly sad- 
dened condition. Every reel of this produc- 
tion proves interesting. Great riding through- 
out. The two cowboys are played by Tom 
Mix and Bob Anderson, both typical western 
characters. The director has secured some 
real scenes showing good battles and getting 
everything that Is wanted In a western pic- 
ture. A bang bang picture that holds from 
start to finish. 



LUSITANIA SINKING. 

The prise pippin of the bunk features has 
reached New York. It's labeled tho "Lusl- 
tanla Sunk" and covers a little over 2,000 
feet to all appearances. Admitting that It 
was specially "enacted" there's considerable 
realism snd after looking- at this "catch 'em 
quick" feature It was a pity that the picture 
makers didn't have a nice lit*'" sea story to 
work upon and then used some of those 
water scenes for climaxes. There would have 
been longer returns In the end but the men 
turning out this film probably thought that 

Sulck sales and the probability of war being 
eclared between the United States snd Ger- 
many would make this the most demanded 
of "features" of modern times. There's no 
class to the film although at times the pic- 
ture takes on all the proportions of a really 
big sensstlonal feature. The photography for 
the most was dim with so many "faraways" 
that It was hard to keep track of the boat 
catastrophe. There was a repetition of cap- 
tions toward the end that didn't help the 
picture and a lack of explanations at the 
opening which also would nave been advan- 
tageous. In the neighborhoods where the 
"sensational films" always get a play this 
feature Is going to help the boxofflce, but in 
others it will drive people swsy irom the 
place. In fact no reference to the Lusltanla 
in m. p. Is pleasant in any sense and as this 
is a vivid reminder of that horrible sea ca- 
tastrophe it Is bound to stir up a certain 
amount of sentiment that was probably lying 
dormant heretofore. The picture la supposed 
to show the passengers boarding the boat, 
scenes at sea, the sighting of the submarine, 
the torpedoing of the big liner and the sub- 
sequent scenes with the boat finally disap- 
pearing from view. Some views were taken 
of one of the large ocean travelers while the 
boat that was sunk was bought for the occa- 
sion was a much smaller vessel than the 
Lusltanla by long odds. The direction of the 
confused passengers wasn't a bit bad while 
that scene of the stokers was qulto realistic 
As a feature this boy may stand up unusually 
well where there is a pronounced sentiment 
against the German viewpoint but in the 
more conservative sections tne film will not 
mako much of an impression. Of course it's 
bunk but P. T. Barnum once said something 
satirically true about the people of this great 
nation that they like to be humbugged. This 
film In a certain avenue district one day last 
week had the entire front covered with a big 
painting of a boat supposed to be the Lusl- 
tanla and two boys attired in sailor uniforms 
doing a ballyhoo. Mark. 



THE HAUNTING FEAR. 

One of those naughty girl pictures that does 
not leave an impression. Kalem made it In 
three reels. A country girl Is Influenced to 
come to the city to see the great white way 
by an adventuress who was sojourning for a 
spell in the small town. Tho country girl Is 
taken around to the gay resorts. A man 
about town, pays a little of attention and she 
believes lie is in love with her. She Is told 
differently and so when she gets her chance, 
decides to have her revenge, and stabs him. 
She runs away again and lands In a convent 
but the man is not dead and the haunting 
fear she has of killing him is erased when 
she sees him alive once more. She spends 
the rest of her life as a nun. These pictures 
with restaurant scenes have become tiresome 
to many audiences. This one Is no excep- 
tion. As for production there is but one set 
or maybe two worth mention. The one was 
the restaurant used Innumerable times. Each 
time this net was shown the same team of 
dancers were on the floor. Alice Holllster 
played the girl. She is a capable actress but 
for a raving beauty part, was not exactly 
ntted. The adventuress was played by Anna 
Nllsson. 



MASTER AND MAN. 

London, May 91; 
The Neptune Film Co. this morning gifts s 
private exhibition of the screen adaptation of 
George R. Sims and Henry Pettltt's celebrated 
drama of a decade or two ago, entitled "Mas- 
ter and Man," produced by Percy Nash. Com- 
pared with modern dramas It Is "ten, twenty 
and thirty," and would hardly be acceptable 
even In that branch of theatricals in America. 
But this screen presentation Is excellently 
told, well acteld and finely photographed. There 
is the owner of the iron works, who per- 
suades the wife of one of hla workmen to 
come under his protection ; the deserted huB- 
band takes to drink; the heavy's assistant is 
a hunchback who does all his "dirty work;" 
the wife Is deserted and on her death-bed Is 
forgiven by her husband ; the heavy also st- 
tempts to betray the wife of the hero, who Is 
a young employe and a friend of the man 
whose wife was stolen away ; the villain is 
shot ; the two heroes are sent to Jail and 
escape; the hero saves the hunchback when 
the mob at the works wanted to throw him 
into the furnace ; the hunchback confesses 
everything and the hero and his wife are re- 
stored to each other's arms. Then the hero's 
wife, the rightful owner of the estate, comes 
into her own. During the progress of events 
the hero's little child Is stolen st the insti- 
gation of the villain and la taken by some 
circus people; and so on. But It makes a 
very good popular- priced, three- reel feature. 

Jolo. 

THE OATH OF A VIKING. 

London, June M. 

The Picture Playhouse Film Co. has turned 
out a three-reeler, the action of which is 
supposed to have taken place In the time of 
the Norsemen and all of the characters are 
in Viking costume. It tells a story of Eric, 
king of Norseland, who had a daughter whose 
hand Is sought by two rival suitors. The 
scenes are laid with a beautiful seacoast as 
a background. It Is a rather mythological 
subject and will serve as an Interesting dra- 
matic portion of a mixed program. Jolo. 



BILL8 NEXT WEEK. 



(Continued 
Vaacasrwar. B. C 

PANTAQB8 (a) 
Tom Linton Girls 
King Thornton Co 
Eddie Ross 
Msys * Addis 
Jue Qoque Tal 
LaToaka 

Victoria, B. C. 

PANTAGE8 (m) 
Geo H Primrose Co 
Arllne 

Rhoda ft Crampton 
Chatres ft Halllday 
The Bremens 
Esrly ft Lalght 

Waealagrtaa 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Adeline Francis 
L Kent Co 
Llghtner * Jordan 
Morgan Dancers 
Kaufman Bros 
Flske O'Hara 
Chas Cass 
(Two to fill) 

Waferiaa, la. 

MAJESTIC (wvs) 
Bernivlcl Bros 
Blcknell * Qlbney 
Nlblos' Birds 
Grey ft Old Rose 
Norwood ft Norwood 

Wateraary. Caaa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Pike ft Calame 
LAM Hunting 
Sam Edwards Co 
Jsrrow 

Dorree's Belles 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Pollard 

Ruth ft Kitty Henry 
Three Bonnefla 
Colter EVers ft M 



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Ida Tarnar 
"Song Baotors" 
Watesfowa, 9. D. 

METROPOLITAN 
(wva) 
Wm Morrow ft Co 
Davis ft Walker 

2d half 
Tuscano Bros 
Katharine MoConnell 



WUkes-Bam, Pa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Artame 

Tom ft Edith Almond 
Jones ft Jones 
Trovoto 

Picclannl Troupe 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Baldwin ft Carter 
Hal Stephens Co 
The Volunteers 
(Three to fill) 



Wlaali 

PANTAGBS (m) 
' Msld in Canada" 
Karl Emmy Pets 
Joe Roberts 
Sullivan ft Mason 
Inness ft Ryan 
Lalla Selbinl Co 

STRAND (wva) 
Princess Kalamo 
La Petite Elva 
Earl ft Edwarda 
Ralph Carpos Co 



WarccatcT, 1 

PLAZA (ubo) 
Richards ft Brandt 
Young ft Carson 
Harry Cutler 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Grace Leonard's Dogs 
Miller A Douglas 
Ratllff ft Anthony 
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Glen Burt left Chicago on Sunday for his 
vacation to be apent in Cincinnati. 



Billy Roder and Jack Arnold have split up. 
Roder has frsmed up a single act. 



Billy Halllgan Is leaving "Maid in America" 
Saturday. Bert Clark may also leave. 

Ben Deeley has formed a stock company 
and Is producing comedy films here. 

Violet Allen, formerly of vaudeville, has 
joined the stock company of the I. C. U. Film 
company of Chicago. 

Clarence Nordstrom and Maude Pooter left 
last week for Portland where they will ap- 
pear In musical stock. 



The "Serge de Dlaghllew Imperial Ballet 
Russe," which It Is claimed is valued at $500,- 
000, Is to be seen In Chicago next season. The 
Metropolitan Opera Company of New Yore 
will have charge of the Chicago engagement. 

The management of the Palace claims that 
last week's receipts was the biggest ever taken 
by a Wlntergarden show in this city. The 
management puts the receipts at somewhere 
around $18,000. 



Gus Edwards' "Song Revue" Is being used 
as a tabloid In three towns. The act traveled 
this way from Texas and was placed to take 
up the entire running time of a show in 
Madison, South Bend and Rockford. 

"It Pays to Advertise" is slated to open at 
Cohan's G*rand Sept. 2. Margaret Anglln is 
at present playing at the Grand and doing 
fair business, but the show Is only expected 
to stay on a few more weeks. There will be 
no attraction at the Grand after Miss Anglln 
until "It Pays to Advertise." 



An idea can be had of the wretched busi- 
ness done at the sumer parks around here this 
summer when It Is known that one day last 
week "The Fall of Antwerp," Prof. Armond's 
attraction there, took in six dollars total. 
This, however, is the only twenty-flve cent at- 
traction on the grounds. 



picture. At one house last week out of 100 
applications only 75 wanted to play star parts. 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.).— "Peg o' 
My Heart." with Peggy O'Neil, fifth week. 
Doing fairly. 

COHANS GRAND (Harry Ridings, mgr.). 
—"Beverly's Balance/' with Miss Anglln, 
third week. Doing fairly well. 

CROWN (A. J. Kaufman, mgr. ) .—Pictures. 

GARRICK (John J. Garrlty, mgr.).— "All 
Over Town," with Joseph Santley, third week. 
Feeling musical show opposition but doing 
nicely. 

ILLINOIS (Augustus Pltou, mgr.).— "Birth 
of a Nation." Capacity business since open- 
ing; 2d week. 

LA SALLE (Joseph Bransky, mgr.). — 
Musical stock. 

NATIONAL (John Barrett, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

OLYMPIC (George L. Warren, mgr.).— 
"Along Came Ruth." Still doing well at $1 
top price. 8th week. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr.).— "Maid in 
America." Capacity since openfng. 3d week 

PRINCESS (Sam P. Gerson, mgr.).— "The 

^rJL^JJff " „ 8ttl1 doln « weI1 - 4 *h week. 

VICTORIA (Howard Brolaskl, mgr.).— Pic- 
tures. 

MAJESTIC (Fred Eberts, mgr.; agt., 
Orpheum).— It was plainly shown on Monday 
evening what effect the car strike had on 
business. After a capacity matinee the night 
attendance at the Majestic was good, but a 
few rows in the rear of the main floor were 
unoccupied, an occurrence not likely to hap- 
pen under ordinary conditions, for the weather 
was ideal for theatres. Nailmova was held 
over a second week. The Russian actress 
again demonstrated her value as an act to 
vaudeville when she caused a big commotion 
at the finish of her sketch. "War Brides." 
At the conclusion of her act a woman mem- 
ber of the big peace organization made a 
"R?** w ™*ch was enthusiastically received. 
The show was opened by Ena Claron, who 
poses In the regulation posing suit Her poses 
are pretty and gained a large amount of ap- 



There have been several booking meetings 
at the Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation offices lately at which only written de- 
scriptions of acts are used. The agent places 
the name and description of the act in writing 
and hand it to the general booking manager, 
who in turn passes It on to the bookers. Much 
talk is saved this way. The price also Is In- 
cluded In the written documents. 



The film department of the Western Vaude- 
ville Managers' Association has started some- 
thing with some of the outside picture shows 
booking with them. In some neighborhoods 
the picture houses are inviting their patrons 
to become film actors. They give out slips 
upon which the patrons ar* told to write the 
part they would like to play in a dramatic 



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EXHIBITORS — Here is 
the most amazing plan ever heard of In 
the history of the moving picture industry 

Backed by the mighty resources of 
the Universal Film Mfg. Company 

"Packed houses at every performance." 

That's the slogan of this nsw plan; worked out in every 
detail for the sols purpose of helping you. Mr. Exhibitor. 
Here's ths plan in a nutshell. Nothing for you to buy. 
We have nothing to sell you. The crowds that this re- 
markable plan will draw into your theatre will come 
without the spending of one single, solitary penny on your 
part. 



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Robyn-Kander Movie Tickets will be packed in the pack- 
ages of ths world's greatest manufacturers. Whsn a man 
or a woman in your town buys a package of crackers, or 
of oatmeal, or soap, or starch, or blueing, or coffee, or 
tea, or sugar; when he or shs buys any food product in 

Cckage form; or any drug, or othsr necessity, there will 
packed in that package a portion of an admission ticket 
(usually one-twentieth of a five-cent admission), snd when 
the buyer has savsd snough to make up ths pries of an 
admission to your theatre, that is 29 for a five-cent ad- 
mission, or 40 for a ten-cent admission, you are to accspt 
thess tickets ths same as a cash admission. 

These tickets will be redeemed at their full cash value 
by the Universal Exchange or by ths Home Office of 
the Universal Film Mfg. Co., 1600 Broadway, Nsw York. 
You have your choice of credit with the Exchange for 
goods or suppliss or for Film Service, if you are a Uni- 
versal Exhibitor; OR YOU CAN HAVE THE AMOUNT 
IN CASH. 

Think of it I People will pack your houss day after day, 
and night after night, because it costs thsm nothing 
to sse your show, still you are paid cash for every ad- 
mission. 

You will welcome them. BECAUSE you are going to 
collect full admission in CASH for every ticket turned In 
at your door, AND THE WHOLE TRANSACTION WILL 
NOT COST YOU ONE RED CENT. Your Universal 
Movis Tlcksts are as good as cash. C-A-S-H— NO discount. 
Full face value at no expense to you. 

Everybody in the Amusement business knows that people 
would rather have a free theatre ticket than the same 
amount in cash. It is that spirit that is going to pack 
your houss — it is actually giving your patrons "some- 
thing for nothing." 

Now do you begin to grasp ths wonderful power of this 
remarkable plan to pack your house at every performance? 

ROBYN-KANDER MOVIE TICKET CORP. 

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plause. Julia Curtis made quite a hit In 

her various imitations and demonstrations of 

freak voice. M1ss Curtis has an act that 

i different from other singles and for this 

reason will always succeed. John and Mae 

Burke were on next and were their usual 

laughing success. A comedy sketch never 

has gone better In the big house than did 

"Married," the piece so well played by Homer 

I. Mason and Marguerite Keeler. Miss Kee- 

?r and Mr. Mason have a gem and play It 

a fine fashion. Freeman and Dunham are 

wo boys who sing songs in a most pleasant 

tanner. Their biggest hit was "When I Leave 

tie World Behind," though the boys made 

ther numbers go big as well. The nig City 

our followed Nazimova. being on next to clos- 

ig. The four boys with their splendid har- 

lony made a hit, but lost ground with their 

Illy finish. When this section is improved 

tie boys will get over big anywhere. It is 

eldom that a closing act does as well as 

tankoff and Girlie did on Monday night. 

ankoff is an expert dancer and made the 

ct a solid hit. No one left until he had 

nished his various dancing routine. 



GREAT NORTHERN HIPPODROME (A. H. 
albot, mgr. ; agt., W. V. M. A.). — The Hlp- 
odrome this week Is showing an unusually 
trong bill. Acts of big time calibre are In 
vldence and were popular with the first show 
udlence on Monday afternoon. Although the 
treet car strike was on the house filled at 
:s usual time, but the effect was there, 
evertheless, as there was not the usual walt- 
ng line. Three acts that have been seen on 
be big time this season appeared as the draw* 



ing attractions. Toots Paka and her troupe 
of Hawaiian singers and Instrumentalists gave 
the Hip audience a real treat. The singing, 
the guitar solo and the dancing of Toots Paka 
all received ovations in turn. The act was a 
big hit at the finish. Helen Trix made her 
first downtown appearance and in number four 
position easily established herself as a favor- 
ite. Miss Trix for a finish does a few num- 
bers in male attire which pulled her over In 
fine style. Dave Ferguson was handed the 
next-to-closlng position and made a big comedy 
hit. There was nothing on the bill before him 
that carried many laughs, so he had things 
his own way. The shot was opened by Stross 
and Becker, a musical act. The man is quite 
a musician, the girl being mostly used as an 
accompanist. If the man would use the or- 
chestra more for this purpose the act would 
get along bettor. The Wayne Trio are two 
girls and a man who sing and dance, the 
man sometimes breaking forth In attempts at 
quips and Jest. Th< two girls look and dance 
well. The two Carltons are two boys who 
do a neat tumbling and hand-balancing act. 
The two have a novel entrance and exit, their 
easy style and good equllibrlstlc efforts gain* 
ing them much applause. The Bounding Pat- 
tersons closed the show in good old time style. 
McVICKERS (J. O. Burch, mgr.; art., 
Loew). — Business at the big house on, Monday 
afternoon was considered good, considering the 
car strike. The show was not an unusualone, 
the Charlie Chaplin stunt that was used a 
few weeks ago being brought back to the 
house again to do the honors. Billy West 
in Chaplin make-up appears billed wflth a 
question mark on either side of the stage. 







yOUU rttVER FORfiCT 

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tss bit. fsr asrs ware*. 

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Written by LOIS WEtEs— Aathar sf ••Mypseritts." 

And kilter thaa "Hysatritat"— It It tat Msssrt thins that this wasasrfal 
woman hat tvtr ■sail 

She hat taken teamea peaplt-*e. aas -"-""taj** gfs&SS/S 
•t all lata a slay that tin ply hats* at, ant sll tat rait sf the swvfa fan., as 
ta a hHjh piteh sf aaetlaasl tastlss far a»e fall reata. 

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plttaro eajeyaitst la tha swift ant unexpected flat itvaiapaHSt 

Dlrattlta sf fit WEPEP tat PHIUIre taULLEY. 

Cryttsl titer phetapraphy; hoawy. tvary-ssy rtallttls aa< latesttly JbttrsiMei 
ettitTlli thla tsstrh protection s tslth thai tsstttltt It » j* W »* Wag 
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itrsm. hlah-prataart, httlRttt-ftttlaf pablltlty. 

IEA0Y Wt hava weaatrfal potter*, heralti. banner*. poeteart.. threw- 

fw a tsttlal faatara. seek sew far tht bbj Ualtsrtsl Praaraai with Its ptatist 

issJsJ ftstars reltatt EVEIY WEEK IN TNE YEAI. 

REMEMBER— "Scant tl" was writtaa by LOIS WEsEI. eatfcer sf 

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To those who have not seen the act before 
It nay be Interesting, but there is not enough 
new material In the performance to warrant 
its return In so short a time. Beth Challis, 
a singer of kid songs, gets away to a good 
start owing to her cute manner and way of 
singing the songs. Lew Hoffman is a comedy 
Juggler of much merit. He must be regis- 
tered a hit. Whitehead and Co. were seen 
in a silly sketch. Hyman Meyer of older 
times obliged at the piano In Dutch make-up. 
Meyer might be called a staple attraction, 
sure of his full share of laughs and applause. 
Zella Call can claim a place in the field of 
good-looMIng singles. Miss Call has the right 
Idea as to dress and benefits from this ac- 
cordingly. For a finish the singer does a 
Hawaiian number in improved native costume 
which is quite a startler. Consul Pedro the 
Monk does the usual routine of monk acts. 
The act also seems a trifle too long. The 
Parisian Trio, who sing and play different 
Instruments, do well. One of the men plays 
a piano accordion to good advantage while 
the others sing well. The Herculanas are a 
collection of girls who do difficult contortion 
and acrobatic stunts. The women show up 
well. 






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ORPHEUM.— The New York Fashion Show, 
dazzling and entertaining ; Fisher and Green, 
liked; Bronson and Baldwin, excellent; Frltch 
Brucb, favorable Impression ; Jordan Girls 
(holdover), dainty, opening show; Richard 
Haveman's Animals, replaced by Adelaide and 
Hughes, closing position ; Marie Nordstrom 
(holdover), went big; Hymsck (holdover), 
good. 

EMPRESS.— Three Dickson Sisters, satisfac- 
tory opening position ; WUkens and Wllkena, 
pleased; "Her Name Was Dennle." excellent; 
Lee Barth, well liked ; Three Alecks, closed 
well ; Baron Llchter, encored ; Alec Bevanl and 



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Eight Dancers were replaced by the Bight 
Silhouettes, artistic. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.). — Dark. 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob, Marx ft Co., mgrs.).— 
Billle Burke In "Jerry" (last week). 

ALCAZAR (Belasco ft Mayer, mgrs.). — Kolb 
and Dill In "Peck O' Pickles" (third week). 

WIOWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).-— Del. S. 
Lawrence Dramatic Players. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agt., Levey). — Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME (Wm. Ely, mgr.; agt, W. 
S. V. A.).— Vaudeville. 

Van Bostick, said to be a theatrical man, 
was sentenced to two years imprisonment for 
passing bad checks. 

Pantages Oakland house will put a 10 and 
15 cent admission scale into effect when the 
new Hippodrome opens. 



to Cornell, while Wright assumed the position 
iormerly filled by Lamon. 

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June 30, Billle Burke will open the new 
Turner ft Dahnken theatre at Watsonvllle, 
Cal., erected by the Appleton Investment Co. 
and leased for 10 years by the T. ft D. 
people. The house represents an Investment 
of $125,000 and has a seating capacity of 
1.168. Claude Langley will direct the house. 
It is to play feature pictures, excepting one 
day a month, when a road attraction goes in. 



The old Globe theatre at Mission and 24th 
streets has been declared a nuisance by the 
Board of Public Works, which asked the Board 
of Supervisors for an appropriation of $1,900 
to demolish It with. 



For some reason the entire bill originally 
routed to play the local Empress opening week 
of June 7, never reached here, but, instead, 
was recalled to New York. The local manage- 
ment did not get word until the preceding 
Tuesday, which caused the bill scheduled for 
appearance a week later to be utilized replac- 
ing the show called back. The change In the 
bills caused considerable confusion. 



On June 6 a daring attempt was made to 
loot the Italian rooms In the Palace of Fine 
Arts building, Exposition, of some valuable 
paintings. The attempt failed and the thief 
escaped capture. 

Reports concerning western Canada seem to 
conflict. Around town here it is constantly 
said that show business in Canada Is In bad 
shape, while a letter from a manager touring 
that territory says he found business much 
better than expected despite the war activi- 
ties going on in that country. 



Jane O'Rourke, a vaudeville actress, has 
filed bankruptcy papers declaring her in- 
debtedness to be $00,000 and no assets. A 
large portion of the amount is described as 
sums borrowed from friends, a large per- 



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Salnt-Baens, the noted French composer, Is 
scheduled to direct a huge tonal ensemble at 
Festival Hall Exposition on June 10, 24 and 
27. The ensemble will Include Sousa's Rand, 
the Exposition Orchestra and a vocal chorus 
of 600 voices. 



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The International Association of Theatrical 
Stage Employes, District No. 2, held its an- 
nual convention last week In the Druid's Tem- 
ple. Delegates attended from Arizona, Ne- 
vada and New Mexico. Aside from the elec- 
tion of officers the business disposed by the 
body was not made public. 



While convening here last week Ir er- 

nallonal Association of Dancing M t i an- 
nounced that the modern dances suqh as 
Tango, Ragging and Trots would be eliminated 
from the ball room programs anl confined to 
the stage. However. It has not been announced 
what will succeed the present popular dances. 

Last week witnessed a change of manage- 
ment at - Pantages* Oakland house. Wm. 
Wright, the manager, was succeeded by Harry 
Cornell, who has been playing sketches over 
the same circuit. Warren Lamon, who pre- 
viously managed the floor In the 'Frisco house, 
was shifted to Oakland as assistant manager 



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UPON THEIR PATIENTS 
USING CALOX 

One says:— "Never have I seen so 
many well kept mouths as I have 
since I made the daily uae of Calox 
a general requirement in my treat- 
ment of them." 

Sample and Booklet 
free on request 

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Ask for the Caloj 

Tooth Brush, 

35 cents. 

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centage of which live In Los Angeles. Twelve 
Bulla of pa Jama* described In the court as 
being wonderful are all she has left to show 
for above amount which she is said to have 
ran through within the pant two years. 



BUFFALO. 



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By CLYDE F. REX. 

fBA'S (Henry J. Carr, mgr. ; U. B. O.). 
ssom Seeley, appearing here for the 
time this season was a decided hit ; 
and Witchle, Bcored ; Lucy Glllett, as a 
special attraction, featured ; Henry Lewis, 
very good ; Whipple, Huston * Co., enter- 
tained ; Miller and Mack, clever ; The Four 
Mejpdious Chaps, big hit ; The Clintons, rare 
nowty. 

&CK (John R. Oshei, mgr.). — Adele Blood, 
lock, producing "The White Sister," con- 
wlth good business. Next, first pro- 
Ion of Guy Bolton's "The Game." 
fAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr. ) .— Bona telle 
>any offer "Widow by Proxy," very well 
Ived. 21, "Mam'zelle." Good business 
half. 
IPPODROME (Henry Marcus, mgr.).— 
ire pictures to good business. 
LYETY (J. M. Ward, mgr.).— All Buffalo 
Jesque cast present second week produc- 
known as "The Night Hawks," with big 
success. Gus Fay, Eddie Fitzgerald, Eugene 
J era's, the Haywards and Edith Hamilton, as- 
sisted by big cast. Capacity audiences. 



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removed 70 million corns. It is 
now removing half the corns that 
grow. 

It's a plaster which contains a 
bit of wondrous wax. It ends the 
corn pain in a jiffy. It ends the 
corn itself in two days. It gently 
loosens the corn until it comes out 
without any pain or soreness. 

When you merely pare corns — 

When you use some folderol — 

Bear this in mind. There are 
folks all around you — users of 
Blue-iay — who never suffer corns. 
You are wronging yourself when 
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Eight rssls — an entire) program 
UnaJar the Personal Dhractlan sf THOMAS H. INCK 

Now Playing at the Astor Theatre. New York. &KVX3 

Read these Comments 

from New York Dailies 

They Tell the Story 



The Tribune aaldx "Mr. Beban'a acting 
of the Italian ia really a superb Mt of 
character portrayal." 



Evening Mail aald: "Caught the atten- 
tion of Broadway. The Allen' la very 
much worth seeing." 




The Journal aaidx "Huge success." 




The Evening Sun said: "From end to 
end The Allen' ia ALL REAL. The Aim 
story haa been produced with such care 
and ability that it stands alongside the 
epoken drama as a compeller of tears and 
laughter." 



The Herald aaldi "If there was a dry 
eye in the theatre it must have been a 
glass one." «. 




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ACADEMY (Jules Michaels, mgr.).— Acad- 
emy Musical Comedy Company, with addition 
to cast, present "The Suffragettes," big musi- 
cal offering. Two shows dally, to better busi- 
ness than pop vaudeville was drawing. Entire 
new company headed by Abe Leavltt In "A 
Lady's Man/' next week. 

STRAND AND PALACE (Harold Edel, 
mgr.). Fer *e photoplays to fair business. 

MAJk,ST (John Laughlln, mgr.).— Dark. 

OLMIH. barles Denzlnger, mgr.; agent, 
Sun).-- Five -ts and movies continue to draw 
good business. Bella Italia Troupe, headline 
this w«t-k, Tie Juggling Rholf, good; Sid 
Vincent, gets over big; Cumfort & Coleman, 
score; La R. n- Hamll & Co., good. 

PLAZA M fusing, mgr.; agentH. McMnhon 
g. nee) - Mr ind Mrs. Thornton Frill, head- 
line; Dlxei : Falls, fair; Sartcllo. good; 
Ksmeru'd,. featured; Jules & Adams, please; 
Delay a, Hal- -mb. applause, feature movlef 
close. 



LYRIC (Joe Pay ton, mgr.). — Dark. 

"The Millionaire Baby," the first of Anna 
Kathryn Greene's novels to be screened, wsh 
shown at the Hippodrome last week. Much 
Interest was centered In the production, the 
author (Mrs. Charles Rholfs) being a resi- 
dent of Buffalo, exceedingly popular In social 
circles. Several theatre parties were enter- 
tained during the week. 



101 Ranch featuring Jess Wlllard follow- 
ing the 26, same week. 



Velodrome Park has reopened. Motor-cycle 
races featured. Sunday performances per- 
mitted, park being Just outside city line. 



Free movies and vaudeville draw well at 
Carnival Court, Buffalo's only amusement 
park within city limits. 



It Is reported that after remodeling the 
Family theater at Washington and Broad- 
way will reopen with burlesque attractions 
off the second Columbia wheel. 



B»lg aero exhibition by CutIIhs Hying boats 
and planes to be staged In connection with 
i ilebratlon arrungrd by « lly fur July .%. 




Rlngllng Brothers booked for the 23d, with 



ties lath ill day. The faforlte face sawder 
IscsMSt far 50 year*. Send 5c. far free uatalee af all tiara 
Preaaratlesi. Cha/ln Meyer (Ett. 1868), 103 W. 13ta St. 
Mew Vert. 



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This Week (June 14) Palace, New York Direction, ALF. WILTON 



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JIMMY 




CASSON 



In Their Merry Musical Melange "SONGLAND" 



THIS WEEK (June 14) BRIGHTON THEATRE, CONEY ISLAND 



SMASHING 



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Official Moving Picture Account of the German-Austrian Drive through 

Galicia, terminating in the 

BATTLE OF PRZEMYSL 

Four Reels of Genuine Moving Pictures — all Real Stuff, no 
Fancy Scenes — Taken by our own Correspondent Officially 
attached to the Austro- Hungarian Armies, with a Descrip- 
tive Complete Report for Lecturing Purposes by 

EDWARD LYELL FOX 

Author of "BEHIND THE SCENES IN WARRING 

GERMANY*' 

Get busy at once to secure the rights for your territory from the 

AMERICAN CORRESPONDENT FILM CO., Inc. 

30 EAST 42D STREET, NEW YORK, N. Y. 




Direction, U. B. O. 



The Star management announces that ne- 
gotiations are pending through which it is 
believed the Mary Servos stock company will 
appear at the house Immediately following 
the Donstelle engagement. Miss Servos is 
now playing a summer engagement at Co- 
lumbus, ()., but is well known in Buffalo 
and should be successful in the Queen City. 

CINCINNATI. 

By HARRY V. MARTIN. 

KEITHS (John F. Royal, mgr. ; agt., U„ B. 
O.) — Ross and Ashton ; Whittier's Barefoot 
Boy; Ethel Dawn June; "I22JS0," sketch (first 
act) ; Regent Quartet ; Hawthorne Minstrels ; 
pictures. 

CHESTER PARK (I. M. Martin, mgr.).- 
Otto and Olivia ; Kelley and Scott ; Gordon 
and Klnley ; Santlne ; Torcat's Educated 
Roosters. 

ZOO (W. P. Whltlock. mgr.).— Ferullos 
Band. Vfctorina Hayes, soprano soloist. 

LAGOON (Arthur Wilber, mgr.).— Roof gar- 
den ; Joe Nlles ; Sam Worley ; James F. Mc- 
Cabe ; Lagoon Trio ; Motordrome ; Berliner's 
Band. 

CONEY ISLAND (Arthur Rlesenberger, 
mgr.). — Four Palettes; Lotta McNeil; Cam- 
eron and Sherwood ; Cahlll and Romaln ; the 
Woodalla. Special feature, Ruth Bancroft 
Law, aviatrlx. 



A sketch by John Redhead Fromme, Jr., en- 
titled "$22.20," a boarding house comedy, Is 
making a hit at Keith's this week. Manager 
Royal says he likes It very much. Willis 
Pierce, formerly of the Orpheum stock com- 
pany, Ruth Warren and Boyd Agin, local 
amateurs, put it over. 

The Grand and Lyric remind one of the 
regular season. The big electric signs are 
being used to advertise the moving pictures 
at each house. 



Manager Royal is furnishing lemonade in- 
stead of water to patrons of his summer vau- 
deville at Keith's, and the improvement Is 
appreciated. 

DENVER. 

TABOR GRAND (Peter McCourt. mgr.).— 
The stock burlesque company headed by Rube 



John Lemuels 

BLACK-FACE COMEDIAN 
Personal Address, Whits Rats, West 41th St 
Nsw York 



VARIETY 



23 



JEAN CHALLON 

One of the most remarkable records 
ever established in ancient or modern 
vaudeville is credited to little Jean Chal- 
lon who in less than six months has 
leaped from obscurity to professional 
popularity, an achievement solely due 
to her distinctive vocal ability. 

Known as "That Girl O' Mine," this 
little Cincinnati star first attracted at- 
tention in her home town and in less 
than one month had established herself 
on the big time as one of the best 




singles extant. From that date she 
has been continually in demand. 

Possessing a rare personality and a 
singular delivery that makes an ordi- 
nary number sound like a classic, she 
stands out conspicuously in the line of 
vaudeville entertainers as one of the 
best in her class. 

Among the numbers included in Miss 
Challon's repertoire are "Kentucky 
Home," "My Bird of Paradise" and 
Irving Berlin's latest hit, "When 1 
Leave the World Behind." 

SANTLY AND NORTON 

Two exceptionally clever boys with 
a big time offering somewhat different, 
a combination singing, comedy and 
piano specialty in which the pair have 
ample opportunity to display their in- 
dividual talents. One of the striking 
features of the turn is their unique 
style in delivering a popular song, car- 
rying with it a punch that gives the 
auditor a lasting impression of the 
lyric and melody. 

Their comedy stands out as a splen- 
did specimen for it registers equally 




with the singing portion and with the 
excellent construction of their turn to 
properly show their goods, they make 
an ideal and entertaining addition to 
any bill. 

Santly and Norton have selected the 
majority of their songs from the house 
of Waterson. Berlin & Snyder and keep 
continually in toiu h with Max Wins- 
low to add our latest hits as fast as re- 
leased. 



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hand l\( I.UPIM. A KNOCKnri PKLSIDLNI W 1 1 SON 

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ere word* cannot describe the stage value of this ballad, thr latest 
work of Irving Berlin and undoubtedly the best song he has ever 
written. If you (are to climb ahead, add this number to your 
routine and watch the results. I he greatest ballad ever and voura 
for the asking. 



WATERSON, BERLIN & SNYDER 

Strand Theatre rildg., 4/th St. and B'way, New York 



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MAX WINSLOW, Professional Department 



FREEMAN AND DUNHAM 

John Freeman and William Dunham, 
late features of "The Passing Show of 
1914" whose likenesses appear on this 
page, are two of the most popular 
chaps in theatricals, both having ac- 
cumulated an envious following from 
one end of the country to the other. 

A description of their offering or 
any effort to describe their individual 
or collective ability would he super- 
fluous, for the couple are probably 
known to every reader of this page. 

They are now featuring "When I 
Leave the World Behind" and "My 
Bird of Paradise" and find both num- 
bers to be consistent applause winners. 




Freeman and Dunham have been 
patrons of the house of Waterson, Ber- 
lin & Snyder since their entrance into 
vaudeville and possessing a good sense 
of showmanship as well as the neces- 
sary business acumen, they keep well 
ahead of the field by constantly revis- 
ing their .vehicle to include the latest 
popular successes. 

This week the boys are meeting with 
their usual success at the Majestic, 
Chicago, after which they will play the 
Temple, Detroit. 



SHERMAN AND UTTRY 

Mabelle Sherman and Arthur Uttry 
compose one of the niftiest little 
double acts in present day vaudeville, 
carrying an inexhaustible fund of per- 
sonality together with sufficient ability 
along general lines to keep them con- 
tinually busy on the big time. 

Like the many other patrons of the 
Waterson, Berlin & Snyder house, they 
keep their specialty nicely up to date 
through co-operation with Professional 




Manager Max Winslow and are among 
the first to deliver the Berlin releases 
as fast as they are completed. 

At the present time the couple are 
using "My Bird of Paradise," "When 
I Leave the World Behind" and "Ken- 
tucky Home," and utilizing them to aid 
in making their turn one of the ap- 
plause hits ot every bill on which thev 
appear. 



24 



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Its season 13 in "The Blue Mouse" to 
big business. The policy of the management 1b 
to produce light comedy and farce throughout 
the summer, which may result In transform- 
ing this resort into a winner thin season. 



Just off Broadway 



Welch and Emma Francis continues to ex- 
cellent patronage. "Orango Blossoms" and "A 
Night In a Cabaret" were the titles of the 
burlcttas |.'l-l!i. Burlesque continues until 
.luly 8, when Will" Burke comes for three 
nights. 

HKMIAM ( Wondward-Homan Co.. mgr.). 
Florence Roberts commenced n limited engage- 
ment with the Woodward Stock l.'l, ajrpcaring 
In the title role In "Zaza." Business wuh 
very good, and Indications htp that Miss Rob- 



erts will attract large houses during her stay. 
The Strength of the Weak" is the bill 20. 
and week. 

FLITCH'S GARDENS (Mrs. Mary Elltch- 
Long, mgr.). — Business has started off very 
nicely here, all of the various attractions far- 
ing well. The stock company headed by Mary 
Mall and Charles Qunn is seen In "Nearly 
Married" week 13. 

LAKESIDE (Colorado Amusement Co.. 
mgr). Tho Arrlngton Btork company opened 



The pupils of Margaret Feiily were seen In 
a matinee performance at the Denham l.'i. 
The aspirants were assisted by Dorothy Mc- 
Kay, Frank Denlthorne und Robert Harrison. 

Frederick Innes and his band will again 
conduct concerts during the hot months, ap- 
pearing afternoon and evening In the various 
city parks about town. 

Charles J. Stevenson of the V. R. O. Is sum- 
mering out in this regflon, having taken a 
cottnge at Estes Park, Colo., until fall. 

The Influx of tourists stopping off here en 
route to the California expositions has re- 
sulted In great business for the many picture 
house- of tho rlty. 



INDIANAPOLIS. 

BY C. J. CALLAHAN. 

KEITH'S (Ned Hastings, mgr. ) —Martini 
arid Maxlmlllian ; Florence Tlmponi • Silver- 
ton Girls ; Jack Prince. 

ENGLISH'S (H. K. Burton, mgr.). - 
Maxim's Models; Chas. and Anna Olocker Al 
Abbott ; Cooper and Rlcardo ; Hurton and 
Hurton. 

LYRIC (II. K. Burton, mgr.).— Chas. Bar- 
ney and Co.. scored ; Spencer nnd Williams, 
pleased ; H Falcons, fair ; Reno, very good ; 
Chabbott and Dixon, hit. Good business 

OAYETY (C. Cunningham, mgr.).— Pop 
vaudeville nnd pictures. Very good business. 

FAMILY (C. Harmon, mgr). -Stock tabloid. 
1 n.-iness fulr. 

COLONIAL.— Pictures. 
ALHAMBRA. Pictures. 
ISIS Pictures. 
CRYSTAL. Pictures. 
KEYSTONE —Pictures. 
PALMER Pictures. 



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m MASON OPERA HOUSE BLDG, 

GUY PRICE, Correspondent 



OUPHEUM (Clarence Drown. mgr. ; II. P.. 
O. ). — Week 7, Mariska Aldrlch. well received; 
Francos Nordstrom and Co., very Rood ; Tom 
Lewis and Co., satisfaction ; Harris and Man- 
Ion, pleasing ; Four Amaranths, artistic dan- 
cers ; Emma Cams, repeated successfully ; 
Lew Dockstader, big hit. 

EMPRESS (Deano Worley, mgr ; Loew).--- 

Week 7. Joe Fenton and Co., well liked ; 

Madge Maltlnnd, pleasing; "The Auto Ran- 

dlt.' fair; Chris Edwards, amusing; Dane- 

inir Kennedys, good dancers. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain, mgr.; 
Western States). Week 7, Stalsa and Tom 
Moore, '^ ].» ;p> : (flndFt^7' , family. well- 



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liked ; Zeb Zarrow Troupe, fair ; "A Case of 
Pickles," good ; Mary McElree, graceful ; 
Trained Dogs, entertaining. 

REPUBLIC (Al. Watson, mgr.; Levey).— 
Lung Tchang Yuen, big hit ; Florence Bell 
and Co., well presented playlet, "When Women 
Rule," very good ; (Trace Cushman, passed 
nicely ; "The Girl and the Elevator Boy," 
passable ; Heyman Sisters, enjoyable turn ; 
Mack and Held, rot by nicely ; Piano Ac- 
cordionist, entertaining. 

MASON.— "Rosemary." 

RURBANK.— "Merely Mary Ann." 

CENTURY.— Burlesque. 



Several new people have been added to the 
cast at thje Century. 

"Fifty-Fifty" is tho title of the comedy with 
music which Morosco has selected for Charlie 
Ruggles. 



Kolb and Dill will be brought down for a 
week at the Morosco, folowlng the Al Jolnon 
show. 



Frances White will go into musical comedy 
here. 



Charles Eyton and Frank Garbutt have re- 
turned from the east. 



MONTREAL 

■y ARTHUR flCHALKK. 

ORPHEUM (G. F. Drlseoll, mgr.) — Orpheum 
Players presented "Maggie Pepper" anrl gave 
an excellent performance. Next, "The Easiest 
Way." 

IMPERIAL (H. W. Conover, mgr.) .--Joseph 
L. McKenna, Marrletta Duo, held over, a hit ; 
Arthur nnd do Vitt. good ; picture*. 

SOHMER PARK (D. LaRonc. m(?r., agent. 
U. II. O.). — DePacc Opera Co., scored: Hc- 
Wltt. Burns and Torrance, very good ; Grace 
Twins, good; Artols Bros., clever; Foster, La- 
mont and Foster, novelty. 

THEATRE FRANCAIS (J. O. Hooley. mgr.). 
-French Stock, drawing well. 

KING EDWARD (Agent. Gus Sun). -The 
Llttlelohns : Lawrence and Lawrence : Musical 
Vynos. 



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NEW ORLEANS. 

By O. M. SAMUEL. 

HIPPODROME (Jake Miller, mgr.).— Vau- 
deville. 

ALAMO (Will Ouerlnger, mgr.).— Vaudeville. 

SPANISH FORT (M. 8. Sloan, mgr.).— 
Paolettl's Band and Dansant. 

Dreyer and Dreyer are spending the sum- 
mer here. They recently purchased a home 
In New Orleans. 



Twins, good; Models Do Luxe, artistic; 
Francis and Ross, clerer; Flying Wernta, In- 
terested. 



Charles E. Bray Jb war correspondent of 
the Times-Picayune. Bray holds a creden- 
tial card from Dan Moore, managing editor 
of the paper, which permits him to get nearer 
the sceno of battle than would be the case, 
otherwise. He had quite a story in the Sun- 
day issue of the paper, and It shaped up 
very well. 

Mrs. Henry Greenwall, who controls the 
Oreenwall and Dauphlne theatres, will leave 
for New York shortly In an attempt to lease 
the houses for the coming season. 




The Athenaeum's picture policy came to 
grief after two short weeks. The large audi- 
torium Is away from the business section and 
not well suited to pictures. 



J. C. Buttner Is the new manager of the 
local office of the Mutual Film Corporation. 
Mr. Buttner came here from Boston. 



All records for attendance at Spanish Fort 
were broken Sunday. The resort held over 
18.000 persons. 

A play without business Is generally a play 
without business. 



There ought to be a Pure Joke Law. 

Six hundred filled seats at $1 1b $400 more 
than 100 occupied at %2. 

When you go to a picture theatre you are 
sure of seeing the original company. 

Magicians seldom speak of the palmy days. 

The commonwealth plan Is usually sheer 
poverty. 



Inventive artists transform the worst into 
the best of things. 



Hasty acknowledgment of defeat lessens Its 
sting. 



Talk Is not cheap when you buy 1t from a 
successful author. 



TORONTO, ONT. 

■y HAHTLFY. 

GRAND (A. J. Small. mgr.).— "Dora 
Thome" as presented by the Phllllps-Shaw 
Company was well received. 

LOEWS YONOE STREET (L. Beatus, actg. 
mgr.; agt.. Loew) Clarice Vsnce, assisted by 
Tom Mitchell, went big; Bnrke and McDon- 
ald, entertaining ; Jack and His Jills, pleased ; 
Carl De Marest, novel ; Henley and the Barr 



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Who spent loaf yoara In collet*. 
Novo yoo ovorlookoo* what satara pava to yoof 
The traaa, tht birds, the flowers, 
Te drive 'way lonesome hours 
Soroiy science hasn't proven this entree 
014 yea ever wateh the atari at night? 
Did yoa adailre ttie moon so arlfht. 
Tke kreek, the stream s yoi've board the water's rears? 



They're part of year ■isaiwlisu; 

J ait make some tree eonfeseloes— 

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And what No did te lave yea. 

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Ne artificial foentalns 

Are ep here In the moaatains; 

Wa take what nataro pave ei we dea't fast. 

We're pled we're here each minete, 

Te enjoy the trath thafi la it 

Wo' re wtlsled— why not ho one of tat 

Try It far a season, then yoa'll baew the reason 

Why I aas talklnp to yoo as a friend ; 

I weald like to reach yea, then let natare teach yea 



Tho life li tweet that happiness doea ead. 

Dea't think this advortlslnp; dea't think this talk urarlsinp. 

Whether yoa are peer er yea hava wealth, 

Skeptics or those carioas, many times pet farloas 

la the knowledpe that money eaa't kay health. 

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SAILING JULY 3 FOR ENGLAND 

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SHEAS HIPPODROME (A. C. McArdle. 
mgr. ; agt., U. B. O. ). — Everest"** Monkey Hip- 
podrome, big novelty ; Dyer and Fay, clever ; 
"Between Trains," amusing ; Alfred Parrell, 
good ; Leroy and Cahlll, pleased ; Weston and 
Clare, graceful ; Musical Parshleys, talented. 

STRAND (R. 8. Marvin, mgr. ) .—Feature 
pictures and music. 

SCARBORO BEACH (F. L. Hubbard, mgr.). 
— Toronto Symphony Band ; Oxford Trio ; open 
air pictures. 



Percy Haawells finished her engagement at 
the Royal Alexandra theatre Saturday night 
12. 



■Edward H. Robins, who was the leading 
man for the Bonstelle Players the past two 
summer seasons In this city and a big local 
favorite, has engaged a atrong company of 
New York artlats, which will be known aa 
Robin's Players, and their aeaaon opens at 
the Royal Alexandra 19. 



WASHINGTON, ft. C 

BY V. D. SMITH. 

KEITH'8 (H. 8. Robblns. mgr.).— Frltzl 
Scheff, headliner, using medley of popular 
numbera ; Craig Campbell, stopped the show 



with well selected repertoire of high-grade 
songs ; Rawson, an unassuming young gen- 
tleman, scored strongly as his accompanist ; 
Cantor and Lee were the comedy hit ; Clark 
and Bergman, clever: Julie Ring and Co., 
laughable sketch ; Kelt and De Mont, aero* 
bats ; the Allviana, jugglers ; Wyatta Scotch 
Lads and Lassies, singing and dancing, and 
Pathe pictures completed the performance. 

COSMOS (A. Jullen Brylawskl, mgr.).— 
"The Stars Revue." with Wm. J. Dooley, Is 
the feature this week and acored big ; the 
Zyyarras, remarkably good ; Holer and Bogga, 
amusing ; Madelyn Shoen, laughing hit ; Foye 
and Page, appreciated. 

POLI'S (J. W. Cone. mgr. ) .— Stock t 
Oeo. M. Cohans success, "The Little Mil- 
lionaire." well liked by a big houae. Next 
week : "We Are Seren. 

NATIONAL (Wm. H. Rapley, mgr.).— 
Aborn Opera Company la winning their Wash- 
ington audiences this week In the presenta- 
tion of "The Serenade." Carl Burton, musi- 
cal director, deserves special credit. Good 
business. Next week, "The Bohemian Olrl." 

COLUMBIA (Fred O. Berger, mgr.). — Pic- 
tures : "The Eeternal City." Good houses. 

BIJOU (John Grieves, mgr.). — Stock bur- 
lesque and vaudeville. 



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NOTICE TO MANAGERS 

May 14th, 1115 

Referring to a paragraph which appears* Is VARIETY 
on January 8th. 1915, to the effeet that Mr. Walter 
Hast had received the manuscript of a glay by Mr. 
Graham Moffat entitles "The Hooking of Sandy." Mr. 
Graham Moffat desire* to make It known that he it sot 
the author of that play and that ho has no connection 
with Its production. 

Mr. Graham Moffat with his wife and saaahter, are 
at present totring Aastralla with his two plays, "B.nty 
Palls the Strings" and "A Scraps 0' the Pen." 

MR. WALTER HAST HAS NO AUTHORITY TO ACT 
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VARIETY 




JfrMMrdJffe/&/za/L 



I know any number of acts who are planning extensive 
advertising campaigns for next season. 

In waiting until the fall season starts before commenc- 
ing publicity operations, I think they are making a mis- 
take and I'll tell you why. 

They are overlooking an excellent opportunity of reach* 
ing the manager when he has little to dp. When you 
find a man with little on his mind he is more apt to listen 
to you. In the summer time the manager's duties are 
light. Most of the bookers hie themselves away to the 
seashore or mountains. Business cares are for the time 
being laid aside. If you could reach the managers at 
the resorts with your advertising copy you would catch 
them at a time when they would read it. How can you 
reach them? Through Variety. Variety is the con- 
necting link between the vaudeville situation and the 
rusticating absentee. 

Just suppose you, yourself, are at the shore or in the 
mountains. All you have to do is to dodge sunburn or 
mosquitoes. You lie around, read and take life easy. 
Don't you think Variety would be a welcome visitor 
at the week-end? You'd settle down in your hammock 
and read it from cover to cover, wouldn't you? Nothing 
would miss you. A clever follow-up system of adver- 
tising during the summer would attract more attention 
to an act that one would imagine. 

Even the managers who don't leave New York are 
not so pressed for time. 

When fall comes around and actual booking operations 
start your entering wedge has already been driven home. 
When your name flashes before the manager in the 
course of business, instantly it means something to him. 
It recalls to him ideas that made an impression upon him 
during vacation days. Already you are upon terms of. 
understanding. I find that once you get a fellow started 
reading your ads you generally hold his attention. I 
believe the best time for an actor to start a campaign 
of advertising is in the beginning of the dull period. 
As proof of this belief I am increasing the size of my ad 
this week. 

Recently I met big Jim Harkins. The big comedian 
told me he was going to start an ad in Variety this 
coming fall. After I had my say Harkins decided to 
commence at once. Before this summer is over you'll 
all feel like you knew this funny fellow. Remember what 
I say now; see if I am right this fall. I also predict a 
good line of bookings for this act next season; watch 
the route lists and see if I am right. Jim knows how 
to write good advertising and it's bound to bear fruit. 

The early bird catches the worm. 



FRANK HAYDEN 



Inc. 



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